AFoCO kickstarts 1st Global Forest Summer Camp

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Connecting urban children with nature

More than 60 children participated in AFoCO’s Global Forest Summer Camp between 26 and 29 July. The experiential 4-day camp focused on helping urban kids connect with nature while enjoying various hands-on activities at the  National Center for Forest Therapyin Yeongju, Korea.

On the first day, our young participants visited the Forest Aviation Headquarters in Wonju, where they were learned about how the Korea Forest Service undertakes forest fire detection, protection, and control at the national scale. Participants were also given a rare opportunity to take the pilot’s seat in a fire suppression helicopter and explore its flight control system. Officials at the Headquarters also explained how forest fires across the country are constantly being monitored and managed through the use of advanced monitoring systems and remote sensing technologies.