Wauseon certified as Ohio Wild School site
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).