8th Grade Ventures Out to Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

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Eighth graders had a fantastic time exploring the old-growth woods at the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest.  They were fortunate to have Pacesetters Adventure Center staff member Luke Conrad along on our journey.  He helped them identify trees, spot all the fungus among us, and observe all the various ecosystems thriving in the forest.

Students saw the effects of the invasive Wolly Adelgid on our native Hemlock trees. Luke explained that this critter has devastated the Hemlock population in the southern Appalachians, and students discussed and observed different methods of pest control practiced in the forest.

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