Language English Botanical Garden One of the stations along the new interpretation trail in the Arboretum Photo: Espace pour la vie (Raymond Jalbert) Tabs groupDescriptionDescription of the activity The richness of the Arboretum is now highlighted by an amazing walking trail. Along the trails are steel and wood structures whose shapes evoke an aspect of the tree’s life: stairs going up and down like sap; a South-facing chair in full sunlight, like leaves at work; two walls that open like seeds taking root and where a large tree grows; a coat surrounding the tree and protecting it like bark. Here and there, at the heart of each collection, a steel structure consisting of two steel legs held together by an interpretive panel seems to move. They are used to present a specific type of tree – pines, maples, oaks – with illustrations and short texts. Until you can discover the interpretation modules for yourself, consult these nine fact sheets. Objective To get to know trees: germinating; reproducing; taking root; absorbing nutrients; circulating sap; standing tall; growing; protecting themselves; and living. Equipment needed by the student Copies of the activity sheets from the Arboretum Walking Trails PDF Equipment necessary for the teacher Printer Preparation Make enough copies of the activity sheets. Category of activityPreparatory activitySub-category of activityClass activityGrade levelElementary cycle threeSecondary cycle oneSecondary cycle twoNumber of students per groupIndividual or group activityActivity SheetsArboretum Walking Trails[PDF - 895.24 KB - 10 pages] Educational activity A Tree Is a Living Being!