Nearly 100 elementary students in Cheyenne's Latchkey Program learned about the importance of trees Monday afternoon.

Cheyenne Urban Forestry teamed up with the Paul Smith Children's Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens to host Treetober Fest.

"It's just a really fun event for the kiddos," said Cyndi Sullivan, Childcare Coordinator for the City of Cheyenne's Recreation Department. "They learn a lot and they all love this event."

The kids had the opportunity to visit five different stations where they learned about everything from leaf crowns to being able to tell how old trees are.

"It's out here to discuss about different trees and leaves and furs and animals and just all the different things that go along with kind of our environment this time of year," said Sullivan.

Sullivan says it's important kids understand the importance of trees, "So that they can preserve our resources and make sure that they're understanding what trees do for us."

This is the second year the Forestry Department has put on the event.

Joy Greenwald, Townsquare Media