Students located in Geary, Cambridge Narrows, and Stanley, New Brunswick participated in a workshop, in partnership with Landscape New Brunswick, whose focus is to provide education in the horticulture field to help bring awareness around National Tree Day on September 21st. Through this workshop, students had the opportunity to plant white spruce trees in their schoolyards, while learning the importance of trees in our ecosystem. Throughout this workshop, students learned about the science of tree planting and how to decide which species should be planted. Students chose where they wanted to plant their tree, dug up the soil, and planted their baby spruce.
This learning opportunity gave teachers the chance to extend this activity to discuss sustainability in their schools, as well as allow students to observe their trees grow over the course of the year. Partnering with Landscape New Brunswick also gave students the chance to learn more about landscaping as a career.
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