The Bruce Grey Forest Festival was initiated in 2010 by Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority, Grey Sauble Conservation Authority, Sydenham Conservation Foundation and a number of like-minded organizations to promote the wise use of our forest resources. It’s mission: “to cultivate in every participant a better understanding of an appreciation for our forest resources and the environment in which we live.” Over 900 grade seven students participate in a variety of hands-on, curriculum based fun activities over the course of three days in October at Allan Park. Over 100 secondary students, industry representatives and community volunteers host the activity centres. The thirty activity centres are loosely based on these themes: forest ecosystems and interactions; biodiversity and species at risk; forest resources management and sustainability; climate change and stewardship and conservation. These activity centres, being located in a forest environment connect classroom learning with the actual forest ecosystem.