Students learn about prairies at Big Hill

Elementary school students have the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning activities at the school district’s school forest, the Big Hill Environmental Learning Center.  The Big Hill Environmental Learning Center, located on Hwy 19, is an area rich in diverse plant and animal communities and habitat: wetland, prairie, oak savanna, and woodland, owned jointly by the DeForest Area School District and the Town of Windsor.  Since 2004 it has been a Wisconsin School Forest.  Environmental Interventionists Steve and Sandy Kahl facilitate activities for the classes.

Eagle Point Elementary School

Students in Ashley Nowak’s 1st/2nd grade class at Eagle Point Elementary School recently visited the Big Hill as culmination of their study of land forms and habitats, including prairies like Big Hill.

Morrisonville Elementary School

Students in Julie Harrier’s 1st/2nd grade class at Morrisonville Elementary School also participated in hands-on learning activities at Big Hill.

More about Big Hill

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Students in Mrs. Nowak’s class at EPES

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Students in Mrs. Nowak’s class at EPES with Mr. Kahl

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EPES students

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EPES students

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EPES students with Mrs. Kahl

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Big Hill bird watching

MES students bird watching at Big Hill

Big Hill - looking at "critters" from the pond

MES students looking at “critters” from the pond

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