This past Tuesday, UW-Madison Arlington Agricultural Research Station hosted a Log-A-Load for Kids Charitable Harvest event that brought around 400 local elementary and middle school students to the station to learn about forestry science. During the event, students rotated through over a dozen interactive learning stations.
Below are links to some photos from the event:
Jamie Nack, a senior outreach specialist in the UW-Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, taught children about wildlife biology, including sharing this display of Wisconsin rodents.
Kids waited in line for the chance to sit in a modern tree harvester at the Log-A-Load event.
At the portable sawmill station, kids got to see how logs are cut into boards.
UW donated the timber for the event. Oshkosh’s Koerner Forest Products, Ltd. provided the harvesting, skidding and trucking services. The event was organized with the help of the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association.
More information about the Log-A-Load event, which took place on May 17, is available in this earlier media advisory: http://news.cals.wisc.edu/2016/05/10/log-a-load-for-kids/.