Educator Resources: Wisconsin

Building a Bat House

Building a bat house is a great way to help these threatened animals. Once you’ve built your bat house, identified suitable habitat to install it, and it is successfully inhabited, join WDNR’s roost monitoring project. Through this project you can let bat researchers know about what kinds of bats inhabit your bat house, and how many bats you get each year.

*Supports Wisconsin Bat Program

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Citizen-based Monitoring Program

Clean Boats, Clean Waters Story Hour

This lesson teaches the next generation of anglers and lake lovers how to keep Wisconsin’s waters clean and free of pesky invaders like the dreaded zebra mussel.

*Supports Clean Boats, Clean Waters

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Extension

Exploring Streams

Hands-on learning about streams within and outside of the classroom. This four week long curriculum contains six sections, including a field trip to collect data that will contribute to the Water Action Volunteers Program. Aligned with Science Standards.

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Water Action Volunteers

Milkweed Monitoring Project

Using milkweed plants to detect ozone air pollution, classrooms provide plant injury data to DNR’s air management biomonitoring unit. Students learn about air pollution and its effects on plants and animals, how to set up study plots and collect plant samples, and how to press and preserve plant samples.

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Snapshot in the Classroom

Snapshot Wisconsin is a great way to get students outdoors and learn about local wildlife! The project is a unique opportunity to integrate science and technology into your classroom. Educators can volunteer to host a trail camera with their students at a school forest or other property. Students can also help identify and count critters in photos captured across the state by logging on to the Zooniverse website.

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, NASA, Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Adler Planetarium, Zooniverse, University of Wisconsin-Extension

The WAV Packet: Make WAVes for Action!

The WAV Packet is a program resource that includes eight action-oriented activities. Activities promote environmental stewardship and a positive learning experience while benefiting a community’s water resources. Activities are appropriate for different age groups.

*Supports WAV Stream Monitoring Program

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Water Action Volunteers