- LEAF - Wisconsin's K-12 Forestry Education Program
- These books about Wisconsin Forestry are available at Wisconsin Public libraries:
- In Grandpa's Woods
- Wisconsin Forest Tales and Curriculum to accompany the book
- One Hundred Years of Wisconsin Forestry
- Every Root an Anchor: Wisconsin's Famous and Historic Trees
- Wisconsin Forestry Song
- Wisconsin Forest Tales author presentations
- Project Learning Tree (PLT)
- Tree Crafts
- Learn how you can be among the first teachers to use the new Wisconsin forestry curriculum called LEAF. The LEAF staff also includes a new school forest coordinator so you can also learn more about the 77-year-old school forest program at this site.
LEAF Activity: "I Saw it on the Six o'clock News" (PDF, 258K)
This is a sample activity from the new K-12 Wisconsin Forestry Education program called LEAF - Learning, Experiences, and Activities in Forestry. Please visit the LEAF website to learn more about the program and how you can get the full curriculum.
Here's a skit called "Talking Trees" for your students to perform. (PDF, 60K)
Here you will find the Lyrics of "The Forest Is the Place Where We All Live" by Stuart Stotts. Included are the Songwriter's bio, the songsheet, and more.
Program curricula and activity guides are distributed at PreK-12 professional development workshops addressing PI34 Teacher Standards. All materials are correlated to the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards.
The PLT PreK-K Activity Guide and Music/Movement CD features guided outdoor explorations; animal voices, dances, stories, and simulations; an annotated bibliography; art; assessments; and a topic-related snack into over 35 activities. Workshops approved for Registry credits.
The PLT PreK-8 Activity Guide uses the forest as a window on the world to increase student understanding of our complex natural and built world. Over 95 constructivist-based, interdisciplinary activities are correlated to a Children's Literature Bibliography.
PLT Secondary Modules cover real-life issues such as waste generation/disposal, environmental justice, forest ecology, and the relationship between environmental health and human health. These interdisciplinary modules incorporate science, social studies, math, geography, and language arts. PLT-trained educators may purchase these guides.
- These are pocket-sized informational pieces, approximately the size of trading cards. Each card has a photo on the front side and brief information on the back. Actual cards are available from Wisconsin DNR or you are welcome to preview or print them here:
- Fun crafts that you can do using trees!