School forests have evolved into wonderful outdoor classrooms where students learn about the local ecosystem while engaging in lessons that span across the curriculum from math to social studies to foreign language and art. Your school forest can be used as a context and catalyst for learning.
Registered forests receive a variety of benefits. They are eligible to:
The school forest program is a partnership between the LEAF Program and DNR Division of Forestry. Registered school forests have access to resources, lessons, professional development, and LEAF staff members that help with the educational aspects of teaching students at the forest. Local DNR foresters, who provide services to school forests, assist with knowledge of the forest and how to sustainably maintain the land.