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Educational Experiences & Resources

School District #10 Partnership

Kids are naturally curious and we want to foster their interest. NACFOR works with School District #10 to provide opportunities for kids to explore the community forest where they can experience a variety of interesting activities. Through this educational partnership, NACFOR is able to support students’ learning about forest values (ecological, economical, types of forest products, recreational, and cultural).

  • Tree planting
  • Tree and plant identification
  • Trail building and maintainence
  • Hiking combined with nature activities
  • Biologist talk/demo re: Western Toad habitat, migration and tracking
  • GIS Day – field data collection and mapping
  • Supporting youth initiatives in the community through donations
  • Reconciliation through art with local Indigenous artists

Eloise Documentary Project

In 2023, NACFOR and SD#10 partnered to film and publish a documentary and series of instructional videos about Elder Eloise Charet-Calles and her cedar bark weaving teachings.

Eloise, NACFOR and SD#10 have had an ongoing partnership since 2011 and students every year have had the opportunity to harvest and weave cedar bark with Eloise. To preserve her knowledge and create an educational resource for students and the public, NACFOR and SD#10 partnered to create these videos.

See some photos below of other activities NACFOR has conducted with students to foster forest engagement, expand training opportunities for youth, and provide and promote the disposition of forestry-related educational tools within the community.

Post-Secondary Partnerships

NACFOR supports post-secondary students with educational opportunities through internships, practicums, research studies, field labs, and summer employment opportunities. NACFOR has partnered with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Forestry, University of Victoria Co-op Program, Selkirk College, Royal Roads University, and the ECO-Canada program to hire and train post-secondary students. Selkirk College Forestry students helped the Arrow Lakes Caribou Society pick lichen for caribou consumption once in the caribou maternity pen. UBC students had a chance to assess Wildfire Risk Reduction treatment units for the efficacy of treatment plans towards reducing the risk of a wildfire in an interface unit. NACFOR wants to help more students gain experience in the field and foster educational opportunities. Contact us if you are interested in gaining industry experience and educational opportunities.