Forest Park students participate in Your Forest, Your Future event
CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park Schools recently participated in their annual school-wide Your Forest, Your Future event.
The mission is to give students the opportunity to experience and study school forests and the industries that depend on them, in order to better understand and appreciate the world around them.
Your Forest, Your Future included all students at Forest Park from kindergarten through 12th grade. It is a coordinated school-wide initiative with all staff involved, including administration, teachers, bus drivers, food service and custodial staff. The event is to promote the school-wide culture of learning at Forest Park.
This year’s event was focused on our water resources. Kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade students spent time in the community garden and orchard, and various stations around the school grounds.
Students in third, fourth and fifth grade went to Bewabic State Park, where they participated in a variety of stations on natural resources.
Middle and high school students spent the day visiting stations involving the city’s power plant, wastewater settling ponds, a water bottling plant, school forest nature trail, forestry and water resources and Clark’s Landing. All of the students and staff were treated to a picnic at Stager Lake Park in Mansfield Township.
This project was partially funded by an Education Excellence grant through SET SEG.