The Changing of the Land was developed in 2002 under a Wisconsin Environmental Education Board (WEEB)grant at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES). The unit was originally distributed on CD-ROMto fourth grade teachers in Wisconsin. A one-day field experience that complements the unit is offered by CWES.
Invaders of the Forest was a 2005 project funded by the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board (WEEB). Project partners: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources & The Park People: Friends of Milwaukee County Parks.
Defining The Problem
What are native, non-native, and invasive plants? How do they differ from weeds? How much do we know about them? What do they do?
Identifying Invasive Forest Plants
What are invasive plants like? What characteristics do they have that make them so successful?
How do invasives change the balance of native communities?
Preventing New Invasions
Invasive plants didn’t get here by themselves. How do we aid and abet alien invaders?
Detecting & Monitoring Invasives
Early detection, rapid response, and continued monitoring are the keys to slowing the spread of invasives. How can you find invasive plants before they are a huge problem?
Controlling Invasive Plants
How do you control invasive plants? Can you eliminate them? What are the options?
To celebrate Wisconsin’s forestry centennial in 2004, a special poster contest booklet was created that year by the LEAF Program. Activities were Wisconsin specific and reflected our state’s forest history. Because of their relevancy to Wisconsin, the activities are posted here for your use.
Complete DocumentActivity 1 – I Saw it on the 6 O’clock NewsActivity 2 – Urban Trees on TVActivity 3 – Foresters Make Headlines
Wisconsin Forestree was developed in 2000 at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES). A one-day field experience that complements the unit is offered by CWES.
If you would like a printed copy of the Wisconsin Forestree Curriculum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and mailing address.
Wisconsin Forests Forever was produced by the Wisconsin Forest Resources Education Alliance (WFREA) in 2000. Printed copies were originally for sale from WFREA and were accompanied by a CD-ROM. printed copies of the material and CDs are no longer available for purchase. Four of the 14 activities utilize the CD, the remaining 10 do not.
The Wisconsin Forest Tales Activity Booklet was developed to be used with the 4th grade reading book, Wisconsin Forest Tales, by Julia Pferdehirt. ISBN: 1-931599-47-5. The book was originally mailed to all Wisconsin elementary schools in 2004. To obtain a copy of Wisconsin Forest Tales, visit your local school or public library.
These materials were developed in 1999 as part of the Millennium Tree activities celebrating a Wisconsin tree being picked for the Nation’s Capitol Christmas tree. Created and produced by the USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station; USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry; USDA Forest Service, Office of Conservation Education; Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry; and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.