"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt." ~John Muir
Join other high school groups from around the state at TFT’s Eagle River campus. Program dates, themes, and curriculum are pre-set by TFT…all we need is you and your students! Perfect for small groups of students (3-12) who want to experience the science of learning alongside high schoolers from other schools.
Sophmore, junior and senior students discover if a natural resources career is their career path. Students experience real-life field work, develop outdoor skills and learn about various occupations by meeting foresters, fisheries and wildlife biologists, water resource specialists, conservation wardens, recreation land managers, and more!
ON OUR CAMPUS
Visiting K12 schools stay at TFT’s campus for one-day, overnight, or multi-night outdoor leaning experiences. Students stay in furnished dormitories, eat meals in our dining hall and prep for field studies in the Education Hall. Throughout the program, students participate in outdoor learning experiences in Northwoods forests and waterways focusing on topics such as forestry, wildlife, water quality, geology and natural resource use. Students take on the roles of environemental scientists, conducting investigations that demonstarte how natural resources can be sustained through proper management.
ON YOUR CAMPUS
Our professional teaching staff also welcome the opportunity to visit your classroom and explore area woodlands with your students and/or introcuce them to our Ambassador Animals.
Due to generous donations from individuals and corporation that support environmental education, scholarships may be available upon request. Requests can be made through our Operations Manager via phone, email or by submitting the form below.
We introduce young minds to the wonders of the natural world and build their understanding of the basic topics that are the foundation of future learning.
We take the TFT experience a step further by hands-on learning through experimentation and observation in the outdoor classrooms of woods and water.
We foster higher-level thinking in all of our courses, taking students' experiences and teaching how it can apply to potential career choices.
All K12 School Outdoor Learning Experiences can be applied to home-school groups. Contact Mandy Gingerich
715.479.6456 x228 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss customizing programs to your needs or book one of the prescheduled classes below:
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO TFT
The Wisconsin Society of American Foresters (WI-SAF) Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee with generous support from the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (WSST) has established this W2W transportation grant program to provide opportunities to increase recruitment of a diverse workforce within the broad realm of forestry. The program is open for application to any Wisconsin school teacher. Visit https://www.wisaf.org/w2w/ for grant application, links to educational resources, and grant timelines. The grant application is always open and review of grant applications for spring/summer trips will consider proposals submitted prior to January 31, 2023. Previous awardees are welcomed to apply for future grant cycles at least one year after a funded W2W field trip. The full letter request for proposals may be found here.
Other opportunities for bussing funding are available from these organizations: