Wauseon certified as Ohio Wild School site

Frank Hinchey Wauseon School in northwest Ohio has been certified as the 132nd WILD School Site, according to the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

As a certified WILD School Site, the school commits to a sustainable environmental education program that uses school grounds as an outdoor classroom, according to a news release.

The school has developed projects to learn about and benefit wildlife and the environment.

Wauseon Principal David Burkholder was a proponent of keeping and incorporating a nearby woodlot during school construction in recent years. Some of the highlights include a wooded area with trails accessible by people with disabilities, butterfly garden, wetlands, and a bluebird trail.  

Any school property used by students, teachers, and the school community as a place to learn about and benefit from wildlife and the environment can be certified, as a WILD school, according to the news release.

Grants and workshops are available through the Division of Wildlife. Grants are awarded up to $500 and Wild School Site workshops are free. 

For more information about wildlife-related education programs, WSS grants or certification visit www.wildohio.com or call 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543).

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