Arbor Day & Earth Day: Students at-home can learn about trees

There are a multitude of activities here that are sure to keep your kids interested. Arbor day is a "Wisconsin School Observance Day", observed this year on April 24th. The Arbor Day movement began in the 1800s to promote conservation and beautification of the environment and has been celebrated in Wisconsin since 1883. This year, 2020 is also the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. There are many resources online that provide learning activities pertaining to the environment: planting trees, identifying plants and trees, looking for wildlife signs, learning about aquaculture and more. Here are links to help you keep your students, a.k.a. children and young adults, busy while having fun outdoors. And, there are games too!

Learner Resources to Connect, Explore, & Engage (Google Doc) - This extensive list of resources, arranged by grade levels, was compiled by Victoria Rydberg, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Environmental Education Consultant. She did a great job with providing options. You should be able to find something that interests each of your child's individual personalities.

LEAF- Wisconsin's Forestry Education, K-12 lessons

The LEAF Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Lesson Guide includes complete interdisciplinary units for teaching students about forests and forestry in Wisconsin.

Subject areas addressed in the lessons include Arts, English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.  The LEAF Lesson Guide is based on principles outlined in the LEAF Conceptual Guide To K-12 Forestry Education in Wisconsin. The unit-based lessons are divided by grade levels: K-1, 2-3, 4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12. Lessons build upon one another to provide connectivity in the students' educational experience.

KEEP - K-12 Energy Education Program

The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) was created to promote energy education in Wisconsin schools.

Ag in the Classroom - fun and games, and education too

 

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