Carolinian Forest Festival

The Carolinian Forest Festival is a four day event that teaches grade 6 and 7 students the importance of the Carolinian Life Zone, forest ecosystems, species at risk, stewardship and conservation, and climate change through hands-on, interactive activities linked to the Ontario Curriculum.  The goal of the Festival is to allow students to connect and relate to their local natural environment while motivating behavioural changes and encouraging students to become good land stewards.

The Carolinian Forest Festival will be held from October 7-10, 2019 at Springwater Conservation Area.  Approximately 2,000 students will participate from across Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford Counties.

Volunteers Needed!

The Carolinian Forest Festival is a community initiative and requires over 70 volunteers each day from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Betsy McClure,
Festival Coordinator
519-631-1270 x229


Absolutely gives a great overall picture of Grade 6 Biodiversity.” - Attending Teacher