DNR Education News
Arbor Day seedling offer emailed to schools. Annually, the state nursery program provides about 75,000 free tree seedlings to Wisconsin fourth grade classrooms for their Arbor Day celebrations (the last Friday in April). This year, 4th-grade teachers were notified of the free Arbor Day seedling program by a new e-mail notification system that was delivered to all public and private elementary school principals in Wisconsin; no hard copies were mailed to schools. Packets are also available on our web page for download. Also, check out our Recipe for Arbor Day for celebration ideas, activities, curriculum, technology connections for students, and more.
Natural Area Spotlight and Quiz of the Week begin in December. Experience the original Wisconsin with help from two new weekly electronic features about State Natural Areas and native plants and wildlife. Sign up for the free features to get them delivered every week to your email or smartphone.
We invite you to join our community of caretakers for our natural heritage – our native plants, animals and landscapes. Sign up for both to test your knowledge and learn more about these special places. To sign up, click on the envelope at the bottom of our web pages at dnr.wi.gov, enter your e-mail, and select the "Quiz of the Week" and/or "Natural Area Spotlight."
- The Natural Heritage "Quiz of the Week" debuts on Monday, December 2 and tests your knowledge about Wisconsin's rare plants, animals, and special places.
- The "Natural Area Spotlight" will feature a beautiful photograph from one of Wisconsin's 673 State Natural Areas with information and links on why that site is a perfect spot to take family and friends.
Other Environmental Education News
The perfect gift that gives year-round.....Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine makes an excellent teaching tool with spectacular photos and stories that educate and entertain. The magazine is the perfect gift for colleagues, teaching assistants, classroom volunteers, friends, and family. New this year, your subscription will include the 2014 Friends of Wisconsin State Parks annual calendar – full of award-winning photographs of our state’s most beautiful parks and trails. The December 2013 magazine is packed full of great information along with the calendar.
Be sure and order now at http://dnr.wi.gov/wnrmag/ to include the December 2013 in your gift subscriptions.
Planning to plant a garden next spring? Order a copy of the Wisconsin Rain Garden Educator's Kit from the UW Extension program. You can also register your existing rain garden and watch a video on the many benefits of having a rain garden.