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School District Forest Provides Hands-On Learning

Since 1983, students in the DC Everest School District have had a unique opportunity to learn about nature first hand. The DC Everest School Forest in Kronenwetter offers a chance for all fifth grade students in the district to spend two days learning about the environment around them.

The students experience everything from cross country skiing to learning about animals native to Central Wisconsin. The Forest Director says is it not only educational but also a good social opportunity for students.

"Its a chance I think to really strengthen friendships, its also a chance to renew friendships, and to make new friends." says Cindy Damrow.

Students are always excited to learn about how much nature exists right in our area. The significance of having a school district forest is not lost on students.

"I guess we could say we are pretty lucky to have this. I mean some people don't even have grass. So, it is kinda cool to explore nature and you are always lucky to have it. " says Rothschild Elementary School student Alyson Zimmerman.

Funding for the forest comes from the DC Everest School District as well as from a variety of different grants.

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