This guide supplements the Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Education Lesson Guide. Wisconsin’s urban forests are a very important resource. However, many Wisconsin residents don’t recognize the benefits urban forests provide. An urban forest is all of the plants and animals in a city, village, or town. In Wisconsin, more than 70 percent of people live in cities, villages, and urban townships.
The Urban Forest Lesson Guide helps Wisconsin teachers educate students about the value of and need for our urban forests. Additionally, the Urban Forest Lesson Guide can help teachers in urban areas teach the importance of forests in general by using familiar urban forest surroundings to engage students and ultimately make the Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Lesson Guide units more relevant.