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Service learning wcll

  1. 1. Natural Environments and Service LearningPresented byPat Fojut, Director Nature in the Parks/ University of Wisconsin - Extension
  2. 2. What do you like to do at the park? Parks are important to people of all ages. For nature study, recreation, and solitude
  3. 3. Recreation Nature Education Gardens
  4. 4. Earliest parks were private gardens that hadentrance fees
  5. 5. 1891 :Washingtonand SheridanParks added.Grant Parkand a nurseryto grow newtrees wascreated in1915.
  6. 6. Civil Conservation Corp (CCC) built thiswaterfall in 1935 to create Mallard Lake
  7. 7. • Wehr Nature Center was completed in 1974.• We need to protect the trees and wildlife from invasive plants.
  8. 8. • Wehr and other parks supports birds, fox, and the Butler’s Garter Snake.
  9. 9. The wild turkey needsseeds from wildflowersand trees along withinsects. • People pressure, making too many volunteer trails. • Pollution • Invasive plants
  10. 10. Garlic Mustard is an invasive problem in the forestScientists found a beetle that will helpcontrol this plant in the forest.
  11. 11. Lesser Celadine is an invasiveproblem in the forest.
  12. 12. The wildflowers we want to protectinclude buttercup.Can you see a difference?
  13. 13. Dames Rocket is an invasiveproblem in the forest.
  14. 14. Trilliums, Jack in the pulpit andtwinleaf are flowers to protect.
  15. 15. Taking the garlic mustard and lesser celandineout of the forest in spring is most effective.
  16. 16. Plant native plantsYoung plants flagged to be sure towater them and watch them grow.
  17. 17. Nature exploring and helping keepOur parks wild is good for all of us.
  18. 18. Thanks for your HelpWe Are YOUR Milwaukee County Parks
  19. 19. Buckthorn is an invasive plant that takes the place of food favorite shrubs and young trees.
  20. 20. A weed wrench can be helpful toremove older buckthorn in the fall.

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