April and May 2021 Programming
April and May’s new theme will be all about Pond Study. Explore the connections between land and water as we explore the importance of healthy wetlands, ponds, streams and rivers. See some unusual and interesting aquatic critters up close and practice your scientific observational skills as we identify some critters from local streams and ponds. Learn how local actions can have big impacts on habitat health, and recognize indicators of healthy areas. Worksheets and outdoor activities will be included as well!
A virtual Hunt for Habitats will be offered for May. We will be hosting Wetland Yoga throughout the year as a way to incorporate some calming mindfulness with fun wetland facts sprinkled in. For 5th-12th grade our “History, Ecology and Management of Horicon Marsh” will be offered throughout the school year.
Don’t forget that we are also conducting training for schools, grade level groups or individual teachers on the “Benefits of Outdoor Learning: Turning Your Classroom Inside Out”. This can be done at any time of the year and may be useful for those schools trying to determine how to incorporate outdoor learning into your reopening plans.
All programs are free. Donations to the Friends of Horicon Marsh are accepted. We appreciate all you are doing this year and please know we are here to help you along your journey!
Please plan for 45 minutes but we can certainly accommodate other timeframes, if needed. We can adapt this lesson to grades K-8. To set up a live session, please contact Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 or firstname.lastname@example.org.