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Deer in the Wild
Kids and adults alike people can engage in projects that make our communities greener, healthier…
Park Ranger
What kind of job do you want when you finish school? Have you considered a job in the natural…
Planting Trees
Learn about community leaders who have made a difference in the environment and find ways that you…
Dad Fishing with Son
Looking for something to do? Check back here for events designed just for kids!
Kids Canoeing
Exploring outdoors can be an exciting adventure and it is always important to plan ahead to stay…
Person holding fish Credit: Photo by Hunter Brumels on Unsplash
Do you enjoy watching beautiful sunsets and seeing wildlife in some of the best parts of Wisconsin?
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Cardboard with recycle symbol and the words Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
No single step can solve our waste disposal problems.
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A trace from the bear's claws on the trunk of a tree
Take a peek at a day in the life of two Wisconsin wardens.
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A group of kids smiling and having fun
Fun things for kids to do outdoors.
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Volunteers cleaning trash off a beach
The Great Lakes are home to some of the most beautiful beaches and shoreline areas in the world.
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Car's exhaust pipe with exhaust
What causes an Air Quality Advisory, and what to do during one.
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Aldo Leopold's shack
 Father of Wildlife Management (1887-1948) 
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a picture of all nine Wisconsin Explorer patches that are available
Kids! Make tracks to the nearest state park and become a Wisconsin Explorer!
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Eagle flying
Did you know that plants and animals can give us clues about pollution?
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kids running in a park in summer
Was yesterday a pretty normal day for you? Do you think you were outside very much? Were you very active? Did you eat healthy foods? How was your mood?
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Crushed plastic bottles arranged into recycle symbol
You and the other residents of Wisconsin are doing a great job recycling at home.
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Group Kayaking
Before you go canoeing this summer, there are some important things you should know to keep yourself safe.
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Car in water
You might be wondering how a car pollutes lakes and rivers.
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Photo of white smoke from Smokestack Credit: Photo by veeterzy on Unsplash
Being an engineer with the DNR can actually be an adventure.
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diverse group of people
By involving community partners, you gain multiple perspectives and more invested citizens. So where do you start? 
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Conservation pilot flying over land
By Beverly Paulan, DNR Aircraft Pilot
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Foresters visiting a tree damaged by a brown bear
State park diary and mailbag letter.
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Child turning off water
You've heard of having a "green thumb" but do you have a "Blue Thumb"?
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child's hands holding light map of the world with a circle of single color images showing different energy symbols - renewable and non-renewable
Can you can track the energy you use to its source? Is it renewable or non-renewable? 
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hand holder earth against an ocean background
Make a list of everything you did today, everything you ate, everywhere you went. Where did all of those things come from?
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Boy ice fishing
No need to stay inside during the long winter months.
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Fly Fisherman
A fun way to catch bluegills, trout, bass and many other kinds of fish.
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Pollution running out of pipe into lake
You, yes YOU, can help keep our lakes and rivers clean.
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Earth with a plant growing out of it and happy earth day
Founder of Earth Day (1916 - 2005)
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Grandparent passing earth to child
Global warming is a hot topic (no pun intended). The Earth is warming up.
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teacher standing in front of a whiteboard with a class of students raising their hands
Is your school building and the area right around it helping to keep you healthy? 
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Recycling seperated into different catagories
Take small portions of food and go back for "seconds" if you are still hungry.
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Worms in soil
Vermiculture - A four-syllable word for the care and feeding of your worms.
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Parent and child planting a tree
April is tree-planting time in Wisconsin.
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Lake with reflections on clear day
Flip back in time to 1972...Wisconsin's waterways were in serious trouble.
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Space view of earth
Did you know that milkweed can indicate ozone pollution?
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Field biologiest measuring bird wing
It's a good idea to keep an open mind and try a lot of things.
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Light bulb
Have you lost it? Your view of the nighttime sky that is.
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Thermometer
You might be surprised to learn that mercury is found in your home and school.
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Teenage girl sorting plastic bottles
Recycling -- It's Working
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Teacher and kids examining plant in park
What does a park naturalist do?
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Teacher talking to group of elementary students in nature
Environmental Educator (1887-1982)
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Kids jumping into incoming sea waves
It sure is hard to make everyone happy.
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A field of coneflowers and natural prairie grasses
The many duties that are part of being a Park Ranger.
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Reading a compass in the woods
How to get around using a compass.
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Vegetables and soil in a compost bag
Easy ways to start composting!
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Person filling a glass of water from the tap
Read this poem about water by Verne N. Rockcastle.
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Recycle symbol and recyclable objects
A story about what happens when you recycle!
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Raining
Click on the image to read about different parts of the water cycle.
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Woman with suntan lotion in a sun pattern on shoulder
Protect yourself from skin cancer!
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playground swings in foreground with a single-story school in the background and a blue sky with clouds
How much do you know about the area surrounding your school? Could you make it better?
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Three sisters gathered around a campfire with water in the background
Keep your campsite safe with these hot tips from Smokey Bear.
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Person getting ready to ride snowmobile
How to stay safe while riding a snowmobile.
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Woman on beach facing sun
The sun is out! You probably want to click off the TV and head outside for some fun.
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Wood tick on a finger
You're likely to encounter these almost anytime of year while exploring outdoors. Learn the do's and don'ts with ticks.
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white keyboard with teal keys that have different forms of transportation
How do you get from place to place? Are you ready to make some changes?
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Woman wrapping a holiday gift
You can help the environment this holiday season by thinking of ways to use less energy and create less waste.
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Two wild turkey in a feild
Tips and tricks to help you when hunting this holiday favorite.
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kids putting items in recycling bin outside a house
Where does trash go when you throw it away? Is there really an 'away'?
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blue drop of water and ripples fading to white in the background
In what ways do you depend on clean water everyday? 
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Water dripping out of the tap.
You can help conserve our water resources.
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View of the Ozone from outer space
Learn about the ozone layer, and what happens when it's damaged.
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Iron bucket with water well
A person who studies the ways that groundwater (hydro) moves through the earth (geology).
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Walking in the forest Credit: Photo by Ant Rozetsky on Unsplash
Even though I grew up as a “city kid” in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I always loved the outdoors.
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Silhouette of man and child hikers give each other a high five near the tent at dawn
If you see a wild animal, be sure to leave it alone.
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River in winter
The park sure looks peaceful with all that new snow.
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Yard with piles of just mowed grass
These tips will keep your lawn and garden growing and keep pollutants out of lakes and streams.
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