Winter Park Christian students plant seedling trees
May 22, 2014
Tabernash — Thanks to a grant from the National Project Learning Tree program, the Colorado State Forest Service was recently able to provide 2.000 free seedling trees from its Fort Collins nursery for a planting project that Winter Park Christian School participated in.
Sindy Beckerle applied to receive 100 seedlings for a planting project on Winter Park Christian School's property, in Tabernash. Students planted the trees on May 16 in an effort to replace lost trees due to beetle-kill and to improve wildlife habitat.
"The opportunity to get free seedling trees through this program benefits both the community and the students," said Ed Beckerle, Headmaster. "The students are excited about participating in a planting project and learned so much in the process."
"We are thrilled to participate in the replacement of trees in Grand County since we see the devastation of beetle-kill here. The tree planting brings the hope of new life and a better future for our County," Sindy Beckerle said.
The Colorado State Forest Service's Project Learning Tree program provides professional development for educators and uses the forest as a "window" on the world to increase students' understanding of our environment and to help develop their ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues. For more information on PLT resources for teachers, go to coloradoplt.org/ or the Colorado State Forest Service webpage.