Elementary cycles 2 and 3, Secondary
Experimentation and observation throughout the seasons
From late September to late May
Led by Les amis de la montagne in partnership with the Société de verdissement du Montréal métropolitain (SOVERDI), this educational program promotes students’ contact with nature throughout the school year as they learn to grow saplings from seeds. Participants learn about the life cycle of trees as well as their role in the ecosystem and in the daily life of human beings. In the fall, students harvest tree seeds in Mount Royal Park. At the end of the winter, they plant seedlings in the classroom and care for them until May. In the spring, the small trees are transferred to the SOVERDI nursery at the MIL campus of the Université de Montréal, which the students visit with Les amis de la montagne. This program is made possible with the financial support of the Québec Forestry Industry Council and Gaz Métro. The number of participating groups is limited.