Program Length

Single day

Recommended Grades

Grades 4-12


Pebble Beach Nature Reserve (District Lot 63)


Year round

Curriculum Topics

  • Forest ecosystems and forest succession
  • Applied forestry science field skills and ecological restoration techniques
  • Nature-based solutions to climate change
  • First People’s knowledge of sustainable practices and concepts of interconnectedness in the environment

UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13 – Climate Action
  • 15 – Life on Land

A Walk in the Woods

Compare and contrast characteristics of a healthy, mature forest and a once clear cut, now plantation forest as you hike within them. Use all of your senses to learn how a mature forest feels during a silent and solo meditative walking stretch. Next, students become teachers in a “Teaching Train” activity, where they teach their classmates about forest layers and life stages (forest succession) as well as how forests play a vital role in carbon sequestration and climate resilience.

Forest Field Science

How do forestry professionals measure forest health? Students will gain field science skills as they analyze forest understory diversity, tree size, tree spacing and soil quality.

Pebble Beach Lunch Spot

Relax under the sun at Pebble Beach, aptly named for its smooth, perfect-skipping stone pebbles. When the tide is low, look for intertidal creatures in exposed sandstone channels and tidepools.


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