Eighteen students and four adults will be travelling to Mt. St. Helens to experience Ape Lava Caves created more than 2000 years ago. Participating in the hands-on activities at the Weyerhaeuser Visitors Centre will be interesting and then.... its up to Johnston Ridge to see Mt. St. Helens. We are all really looking forward to this opportunity.
We are very excited to be attending a student conference in Prince George, BC June 3-5. Our class received a grant from the Lt. Governor's office for a program called Stewards of the Future. We have visited the Somenos Marsh and Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve as well as Horne Lake Caves and Echo Hts. Park. Students have interviewed stakeholders on the local issue of the development of Echo Hts. We have tied in the information gained from the field trips and created an analysis of the municipal government decision regarding Echo Hts. Special thanks to all the experts who have helped on our project: F. James (First Nations Elder), Mayor J. Lefebure, G. Singleton (Biologist), I. Bannerman (Nature Conservancy of Canada), M. Kiemele (Chemainus Residents). Students are currently completing their movie presentation - I will post a link when it is complete.