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.