Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Day 30 of our Green Year: Teaching Green

Yay! We hit our first month marker and the Our Green Year initiative it pushing forward as more and more people visit our site.
Thank you to everyone who came to our site yesterday, and whom offered suggestions about things we can do in the future for Our Green Year. Layla and I both really appreciate it.

For our month-anniversary of Our Green Year, Layla and I took a road trip (yes we carpooled) to a nearby provincial park where we helped in teaching children about the forest and how much it does for us. The day lasted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and it saw six Grade Five classes come out to the event to learn about how firefighters fight forest fires, how the watersheds are so important, what the forest has in it and even some orienteering.

Layla and I took part to help out our good friend Darcee O'Hearn, who works with the West Kootenay Forest Education Fund (, who helped put on the event with the Ministry of Forestry.

Now, we do not have any pictures today because our digital camera ran out of battery juice and we had to borrow Darcee's film camera. However, we will be getting the pictures printed tomorrow and uploaded to our Photo Gallery, where we will be putting photos of ourselves at various stages through our Green Year, as well as photos of you when you implement the changes we have. Send us your own photos!

All in all, a very long day but one full of education that we hope will help a lot of children appreciate what the forest does for them.