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Students learn about wildlife from Missoula organization

A group of Missoula fifth grade students got a chance Thursday to learn about wildlife from people who work in the forest.

A group of Missoula fifth grade students got a chance Thursday to learn about wildlife from people who work in the forest.

The Missoula Chamber's Forest Resources Committee is in the middle of its 23rd annual three-day Forest Discovery Days event.

Each day students from different private and public Missoula schools will learn about forest ecology, fire safety and wildlife management.

By the time the event is over, 465 students will have participated.

The chair of the forest resource committee, Zachary Bashoor, says the event is a great way to educate youth.

“For me this is about sparking interest in our kids, so, in that way, in the future. This is kind of an industry where the workforce has gone down, so my hope is that, through this, our future generation will be more involved,” Bashoor said.

Any school is welcome to participate next year, and volunteers are welcome, too. For more information click here.

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