Forestry Education – LEAF Program

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The Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Education Program (LEAF) was created to promote forestry education in Wisconsin. LEAF is a partnership between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – Division of Forestry and the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education. The WCEE launched this effort in 2001.
LEAF’s mission is to integrate learning in and about Wisconsin's forests into K-12 schools to provide the knowledge, skills and ways of thinking necessary to sustain our forests and communities.  We strive to assist all teachers to incorporate Forestry Education into their existing curriculum.  
LEAF Arbor Day 

LEAF Initiatives  

  • Professional development for educators
  • The Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Lesson Guide
  • Distribution of materials from the existing forestry education community
  • School forest services and consulting
  • Networking opportunities for educators 
  • Events and materials for students
  • Support for resource professionals, landowners, and non-formal educators to serve as resources for K-12 classrooms
  • Project Learning Tree curriculum and workshop opportunities
Forestry Education Specialists within the WCEE are available to assist educators/schools in identifying how forestry education fits into their curriculum and culture. Learn more about LEAF and forestry education opportunities.