This group is for all of the participants in the WISELearn OER Grant with Northern Waters Environmental School in the Hayward School District in partnership with Wisconsin Green Schools Network.
17 members 8 affiliated resources

All resources in ELS and ELA NWES OER Grant


Connect, Explore, Engage- Three Sisters Garden

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Students will read and discuss the legends of three inseparable sisters, corn, bean, and squash, who only grow and thrive together. This relates to the tradition of interplanting corn, beans, and squash in the same mounds, which is widespread among Native American farming societies. It is a sustainable system that provided long-term soil fertility and a healthy diet for generations. The students will also develop an understanding of symbiotic relationships found between organisms living in the same ecosystems.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Unit of Study

Authors: Sandy Benton, Beth Hoagland, Erika Suo


Connect, Explore, Engage - Bluebird Nestbox Data Collection using Siftr.org

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Students will research the life cycle, characteristics, and behavior of the Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis). They will regularly monitor Eastern Bluebird nestboxes and collect data using the Siftr app and may choose to report the data to BRAW (Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin). The data and observations can be used in various ongoing inquiry and research activities.

Material Type: Unit of Study

Authors: Sandy Benton, Beth Hoagland