Environmental Science Field Trip

Environmental Science Field Trip

Mr. Johnson’s Environmental Science class recently participated in a field trip guided by Mr. Eric Stawitzky of Pioneer Forestry.  Mr. Stawitzky gave a guided tour of a recently logged wood lot.  Students learned about different species of trees, the rationale behind the selective cutting of various species and how to determine the quantity of lumber in a standing tree.  The field trip was a great, “real-world” application of the students’ classroom learning.  In the spring, the class will follow up with Mr. Stawitzky by starting a growth study of a wood lot right here on the Maple Grove campus.