Fifteen students from St. Patrick’s Ebubere mixed secondary accompanied by two teachers, Mr. Okwako Zadick and madam Imelda Indeche went on a study trip to Kakamega rainforest.
Students interacted with indegenous tree species preserved in the Forest.
Students were taken through the importance of conserving indegenous trees which has contributed to high and reliable rainfall in the western part of Kenya.
The students got to see many tree species that grow in the rainforest. For example:
An Elgon Teak tree that is 150 years old
African Mahogany tree, often used for wood carving
Sand Paper tree( Sacred tree or tree or tree justice). This tree has pockets used to store water for wild animals.
Aningeria altissima. A medicinal tree that improves the body’s immunity
The study trip took one hour and students came back to school to share what they had gained from the trip. The students came to appreciate the role that forests play in regulating and stabilising the climate system of their region. It is very important to preserve forests to save habitat for animals and endangered plant species.