LEAF, Wisconsin's K-12 Forestry Education Program, was created to help promote forestry education in Wisconsin in 2001.
Since then, LEAF has provided professional development to thousands of Wisconsin's teachers, provided curriculum to hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin students, and registered over 27,000 acres of school forest land.
LEAF is a partnership program between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources-Division of Forestry and the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Wisconsin's forest products industry drives the state's economy, providing more than 64,000 jobs and contributing more than $19 billion dollars to the state's economy.
Forest Proudcts Specialist Scott Lyon, Troy Brown of Kretz Lumber, and Ben Zelazoski of Zelazoski Wood Products discuss the many products that are produced right here in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin DNR Forester Steve Grant discusses the impacts of Wisconsin’s School Forest Program on workforce development and the state’s economy.
Interested in a career in forestry? Check out the
forestry programs at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Approximately 310,000 students are learning about Wisconsin forests each year through LEAF supported programs and materials.
LEAF curriculum and videos are also available on our Moodle site.
There are 412 registered school forest parcels that contain over 28,000 acres of land.
Whether you have a few square feet or 80 acres, LEAF can help you and your students step outside.
Since 2003, more than 6,000 teachers have participated in LEAF Professional development. Since becoming part of LEAF, 444 educato rs have participated in Project Learning Tree workshops and 1,182 pre-service teachers have been trained to use PLT materials in the classroom.