School Forests are used to:
Much research has been done to show the impacts that school forests and outdoor learning have on student achievement. The resources on the page below show support for the educational value of school forests, environmental education, and outdoor learning
Who is eligible to apply? Any city, village, town or public school district that has legal control of forested property. Learn more about the process for registering a property and to find materials needed to complete the registration process at the page below.
The handbook is a resource to help turn the school forest into a vital outdoor classroom that supports diverse educational opportunities and the ability to sustainably manage the land. It will guide you through the key components of what it takes to build a school forest program. We hope this handbook will help you!
School forests are incredible education resources. So often educators recognize the uniqueness of having a school forest but struggle to understand how to use it with students. Having a written education or foundational plan for your school forest is a crucial step in developing your forest program.
The resources linked on the page below will help you complete a needs assessment for your district, provide information about a planning workshop hosted by LEAF, provide the template to use for creating a foundation plan, and showcase examples of education plans completed by other school forests in WI.