by Debbie Waycott, Canadian Outreach Coordinator, Canon Envirothon

Three of the Eskasoni team in the soil pits. (L-R) Keisha GooGoo, Sarah Bernard and Raylene Nicholas.

The Red Spruce tree is a rare tree in Cape Breton. These student’s learned this while out do field studies with some forestry resource people (Foncie Farrell and Troy Jessome). They then decided they would like to plant some Red Spruce on the school ground. The trees were donated by Northern Pulp Nursery in Debert. The Red Spruce (Picea rubens) is one of Nova Scotia’s most valuable tree species and is the known as the NS Provincial tree.

Envirothon students study through out the year four main topics of: forestry, soils, wildlife and aquatics.

For more information on the ENVIROTHON program



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