Learning Outdoors

Resources from Environmental Education - 4/30/20

The SDW Environmental Education team will be sending weekly updates (on Thursdays) with resources and ideas for you to share with students and families. Content may come in the form of videos, lessons, read-aloud stories, or project ideas. Feel free to utilize as much or as little as you would like. If there are specific content areas that you are interested in us exploring, or if there are specific tools that we can create to best support you and your students, feel free to reach out with suggestions!

Week 5 Resources

Franklin's Corner

If you have been to the EB Shurts Center, you've probably met Franklin, our Desert Box Turtle. The students that visit us have a hard time not loving Franklin because of his outgoing and friendly personality. Well, Franklin said he would love to be in the newsletter, so we are starting a new weekly segment called "Franklin's Corner".


This week, Franklin is taking a break from his lunch to challenge students with a trivia question: What year did the SDW EE program start offering field experiences for students? Hint -- the answer can be found somewhere on our website.


Students can submit their answers to enviroed@waukesha.k12.wi.us for a chance to be featured in next week's newsletter!

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Spring Peepers

EE team member Lynn P. discusses one of the first frogs to emerge in the spring - a Spring Peeper!
Spring Peepers

How do frogs make sound?

Frogs are much more often heard than seen, which means understanding the sounds frogs make is really important to learning more about them! In this activity - students can learn about the different purposes for frog calls, and even try their hand at imitating a frog. You can find the full lesson plan at this link. Thanks to EE team member Sandi N. for discovering this great resource!

American Toad singing with rippling water

Art Pages - Frogs and Toads

This week's beautiful art pages by EE team member Sally T. are all about Frogs and Toads! Do you know how long ago the ancestors of frogs and toads roamed the earth? You can find out that and much more inside of these pages! Access the PDF file at this link.
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Wildflower Walk

Join EE team member Emma K. on a search for woodland wildflowers along the Ice Age Trail!
Wildflower Walk

Science Joke of the Week

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