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The Horace May Elementary forest was damaged in the July 2 storm, though tree cover prevents a perfect view of the damage from above. The school has used the forest as an outdoors classroom since it was established in 1972. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

School forest adapts to forces of nature

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BEMIDJI - Students at Horace May Elementary this year will experience hands-on lessons on forest regeneration.

Horace May's school forest was heavily damaged by the July 2 storm that swept through Bemidji, bringing with it winds in excess of 80 mph.


The 40-acre forest, founded in 1972 and certified in 1997, serves as an outdoors classroom for students.

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