Educational Programs

The Malcolm Knapp Research Forest was established primarily for research and education purposes. Today, we provide a wide variety of educational opportunities to elementary schools, high schools, post-secondary groups, youth groups, corporate groups and more. Below is a list of some of the education we provide every year:

  • UBC Faculty of Forestry undergraduate students who have completed third year attend a 7-day field camp at the Research Forest each spring.
  • UBC Forest Conservation students attend a 5-day field module at the Research Forest each fall.
  • The Research Forest is an official EMAN (Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network) site, and many school groups have been involved in collecting monitoring data as part of this project.
  • The GIS database and other data sets are used extensively by UBC Forestry students throughout their undergraduate program.
  • Students from many post-secondary institutions throughout British Columbia and the international forestry community are hosted for field trips on a cost recovery basis.
  • Many professional training courses are held at the Research Forest, with assistance from our staff.
  • Tours are available on a cost recovery basis for high school and elementary school groups.
  • We offer nature-based programming for youth and adult groups through our Wild & Immersive program. Please see the Tour and Field Trips section for more information.

We welcome self-guided tour groups throughout the year. Please visit the Trails section of our web site to find more information and download a copy of our trail map.

If you would like to bring a group of more than 15 people and hold an organized event at the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest please contact us to receive approval (minimum two weeks prior to event). For groups using the Malcolm Knapp grounds to host such an event there will be a “Cost Recovery” fee of 25% of the total cost charged to participants of said event. (Example: A group charges $10/per person to participate in an event, there will be a Cost Recovery fee of $2.50/per person for that event payable to Malcolm Knapp Research Forest.)