The Baird Creek Greenway is providing a great way for students to learn, have a little fun and enjoy the outdoors. The ongoing restoration activity within the greenway provides students with hands-on restoration experiences and first-hand exposure to citizen-based conservation. Our organization greatly benefits from a stronger direct link to local K-12 schools.
BCPF will be working with the FIELDS Program (Field Investigations, Environmental Learning, Decision-making by Students) to provide environmental education to local elementary schools. Select students from Aldo Leopold and Wequiock schools will be learning about the effect of urbanization on water quality. The students will be given in-classroom instruction on erosion and water quality issues, and then be transported to the greenway to conduct water quality sampling and analysis.
These classes will serve not only as a way to cultivate appreciation for nature, but as a reminder that conservation is necessary for future generations to enjoy the natural beauty within the city of Green Bay.
This unique opportunity was made possible through a grant from the Wisconsin DNR.