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Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

February 2000

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Dipping into the learning well

Pull up a bucketful of good advice, up-to-date literature and helpful contacts from the Department of Natural Resources.

Joel Stone and David L. Sperling

Teachers, quench your thirst with Educ'Ade
More paths to knowledge
Table of Contents | How to order printed copies

Teachers, quench your thirst with Educ'Ade

What's green, sounds like a sports drink for teachers, and has 100 titles? It's Educ'Ade, DNR's quencher for knowledge-thirsty educators.

Educ'Ade is an order form for DNR's most popular publications. This year's version lists study guides, activities, fact sheets, posters, coloring books, book marks and brochures covering air, water, waste, parks, wildlife, fish, forests, and endangered resources. Some are available in classroom quantities. Most of the publications listed are free.

Table of Contents
Learning to grow

Environmental education centers

Computer tools for educators

Monitoring the environment

Adult and community education

Education and economics

Outreach programs for teachers


Get a copy of Educ'Ade by calling (608) 266-6790 or writing the Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Communication and Education, Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707.

Educ'Ade lists only 100 of the more than 2,000 publications in DNR's inventory. Most are produced by individual bureaus in the agency and must be ordered through each one. Many publications have been placed on DNR's website. Use the site's search engine to locate the publications you need.

Joel Stone is DNR's recycling and water programs educator.

More paths to knowledge

There's always time to learn a new pastime that will bring you closer to the outdoors.
© Robert Queen
There's always time to learn a new pastime that will bring you closer to the outdoors. © Robert Queen

The Department of Natural Resources offers many ways to learn about the outdoors. Here are other avenues worth exploring:

Take a recreational safety class – Thousands of volunteer instructors teach how to be skillful and respectful when hunting, trapping or operating motorboats, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles. Contact your local conservation warden or Recreation Safety Chief Bill Engfer, (608) 266-0859 for information on courses in your area.

Take a hike – park naturalists hold interpretive talks and guided walks during the camping season to share the natural highlights of park properties. Contact the interpreters at the park office or call Chief Naturalist Debbie Beringer, (608) 267-9351.

Learn outdoor skills – Orienteering, snowshoeing, hunting and camping skills are just a few of the offerings at DNR skills centers in Grantsburg (715) 463-2896, Babcock (715) 884-2437, and Horicon (920) 387-7877.

Meet water basin educators – UW-Extension educators provide a community contact point to learn more about local water quality issues. Contact the basin educators through Robin Shepard, (608) 262-1916.

Delve into a discipline – Genny Fannucchi, DNR forest resource educator, (608) 267-3120; Mary Kay Salwey, DNR wildlife education specialist, (608) 685-3744; Pam Packer, Water Action Volunteers program, (608) 264-8948 Theresa Stabo, DNR aquatic education specialist, (608) 266-2272.

David L. Sperling edits Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine.

To order printed copies of "Learning to grow" send an email message to Carrie Morgan with your name, address and number of copies desired.