Northwest NEWS

June 21, 1999

School

Students visit forest to learn

Forest Day

Lockwood Elementary students recently spent the day at Tiger Mountain State Forest learning about forestry.

   Fourth and fifth graders from Lockwood Elementary School in Bothell attended Forest Field Day 1999 at the Tiger Summit Recreation Area at Tiger Mountain on May 27.

   Students work in groups of four, role-playing as siblings who have become heirs of their grandmother's property. Her will specifies that the grandchildren must come up with a plan for managing the 200 acres before they inherit it. In the meantime, students learn about wildlife, recreation, survival skills, soil, and water.

   At the forest site, students experience hands-on activities and collect data to take back to the classroom to write their own forest management plans.