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PCES students enjoy annual visit to the Pisataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District Demonstration Forest

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WILLIAMSBURG — On Friday, Sept. 29 the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) hosted the grade 5-6 classes from Piscataquis Community Elementary School (PCES) in Guilford at the district’s Demonstration Forest for a day of natural resource discovery. This field trip has become an annual tradition for the school and provides students with an excellent way to experience the demonstration forest and learn a few things about our natural resources and local ecology.

The PCSWCD encourages all schools, organizations and clubs with interest in setting up one of these field trips at the Demonstration Forest or the Law Farm in Dover-Foxcroft to contact the organization. This field trip is a great way to get students outdoors, learning about the natural world.

For more information about the PCSWCD and its programs, please contact 564-2321 ext. 3 or info@piscataquisswcd.org. The office is located in the Pine Crest Business Park at 42 Engdahl Drive in Dover-Foxcroft.

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FIELD TRIP TO THE DEMONSTRATION FOREST — PCES fifth- and sixth-graders had a great day of learning during a field trip to the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Demonstration Forest in Williamsburg on Sept. 29

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HIDE AND GO EAT — Hiding from his “prey” is one of the PCES “predators” Ashur Rowell during a fun game of camouflage at the wildlife station.

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OUTDOOR CLASSROOM — PCES student Abby Burgess explored nature using all her senses during the annual PCSWCD Demonstration Forest Day for the Guilford school’s grade 5-6 pupils.

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