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.