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Students explore forest with DNRC

Published On: Oct 16 2012 05:30:59 PM MDT   Updated On: Oct 16 2012 05:43:07 PM MDT

The Montana DNRC, in conjunction with the Society of American Foresters, reintroduced over 50 students from Potomac public school to the forest today.

Students took a field trip to a section of DNRC land to participate in a series of six workshops.

Station one introduced the kids to a forest service fire engine. Station two taught them how to navigate the wilderness using compasses. Station three allowed the children to be just that, children; they played with insects and learned about diseases.

The remaining stations were complete with a real live forester, logging equipment, and plant and tree identification.

It is Montana Forest Products Industry week, and the DNRC wanted to share a love of nature with tomorrow’s generation.

“What we do is really important for the forest, and just to be able to take them out and get them tied to it,” said DNRC Forest management planner Amy Helena.