By Jean Pocha
Pathfinder Correspondent 

Forest lessons bring awareness


November 17, 2022

Elaine Caton

Patti Bartlett instructs students and teachers about how trees grow and form.

Ovando Outdoor education classes held in the area provide hands on experience within the natural surroundings children encounter regularly. Blackfoot Challenge hosted two educational events this fall, the Annual Youth Field Day near Ovando and a Bear education event in Lincoln (see related story in this week's Pathfinder).

The Annual Field Day on Sept. 15 taught fourth- through eighth-grade students facets of interacting with the natural world they live in. Stations were laid out on a half-mile trail in the forest near the Boot Tree on the Blackfoot Challenge Conservation Area (BCCA) outsid...

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