Farming, forestry and foxes: P.E.I. students go on special field trip

Hundreds of Island students embarked on a field trip Tuesday to learn about fields, farms and forests.

670 students from 11 schools visited P.E.I.'s provincial tree nursery

Students got a better look at some wire worms and click beetles through magnifying boxes. (CBC)

Hundreds of Island students from 11 schools embarked on a special field trip Tuesday to learn about fields, farms and forests.

They visited the provincial tree nursery in Charlottetown for the province's 14th annual Agriculture and Forestry Fun Day.

The wildlife station at Agriculture and Forestry Fun Day was easily the most popular with the students. (CBC)

"Today we are welcoming over 650 grades one through three students, so they're here they're learning in stations about different areas of agriculture and forestry," said Rayanne Frizzell with the P.E.I. Agriculture Awareness Committee.

Students learned about forestry in this greenhouse at the provincial tree nursery in Charlottetown. (CBC)

The outing was a chance to learn about farm animals, wildlife, trees and crops.

Students got a close-up look at plants in a greenhouse, bugs and a variety of taxidermied wildlife. 

More than 650 students in Grades 1 to 3 visited the province's tree nursery this sunny Tuesday. (CBC)