by Gretchen Marshall
The Superior school forests sits on 700 acres of land
approximately 20 minutes from the city of Superior. Recent revitalization of
the program has allowed over 2,000 students to visit the forest each year. As
with many districts who need to travel from their schools to outlying school
forest sites, transportation costs are an issue.
Superior school forest coordinator Lori Danz has developed a
creative community fundraising program. Through the “Flock to the Forest”
program, local area businesses are asked to donate money to cover student field
trip costs. In return for sponsoring field trip transportation to the forest
for students, the local businesses receive a “Proud Sponsor of Flock to the
Forest: Superior School Forest” sticker and window decal to proudly display in
their window or storefront. What a great way to gain community support for your
school forest program!
The school forest also had a neat portable challenge course,
recently renovated classroom space, and is working on archaeological dig
activities for the students. If you have questions or would like more
information about the Superior school forest, please contact Lori Danz Lori.Danz@superior.k12.wi.us.