Nature and Mental Health

Nature and Mental Health

Spending time in nature has a physiological effect on the body, reducing blood pressure and the hormone cortisol, which is associated with stress. Thus, our time in nature serves to lessen stress and refresh our brains, improving focus, creativity and problem-solving.

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Nature Play in the City

Nature Play in the City

Making mud pies, identifying animal tracks, collecting bugs, and building onto a fort using nothing more than sticks and leaves. These are just a few of the activities that children are doing to learn about nature in the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Nature Play program—a new initiative to provide nature-based free play for children and families in the city.

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GO Fund Grants Awarded

GO Fund Grants Awarded

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin has awarded a total of $5,447 to 11 schools through the Go Outside Fund (GO Fund). The GO Fund provides funding to teachers to bring environmental education for students outside of the classroom by helping to pay for field supplies, substitute teachers, transportation or assistance from resource professionals and educators.

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Bat Talk and Walk Program

Bat Talk and Walk Program

One of the goals of the North Lakeland Discovery Center, a nonprofit environmental education center in northern Wisconsin, is to connect our community to the natural world. We do this through outdoor education programs, hikes, lectures, workshops and most importantly, citizen science. Our citizen science project this summer and early fall was our Bat Walk […]

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Future of Environmental Education in Wisconsin

Future of Environmental Education in Wisconsin

At the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin we are honored to share some important news about the future of environmental education in Wisconsin. Our partners at the Wisconsin Environmental Education Foundation have done so much to further environmental education for over a decade. We are excited and honored to be handed the baton and to […]

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