Friends of the Little Plover River Award Installation at Schools
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Roosevelt and Plover/Whiting Schools
November 28 and 29, 2011
History behind the Award Installation Ceremony:
In April 2011, the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation recognized the efforts of the Friends of the Little Plover River by presenting them the Outstanding Water Conservation Organization of the Year 2011 Award.
Finding the best permanent location for the award:
The Friends felt that Roosevelt and Plover/Whiting Schools would be the only appropriate sites for since 2007 the Friends have organized the Annual Appreciation Day Event for the fourth grade students of Roosevelt and Plover/Whiting. The Appreciation Day brings approximately 140 fourth grade students to the Little Plover River Park for a day of hands on learning experiences that have water conservation, environmental education and recreational themes. To date, 700 students have learned the value of our waters and the need to conserve and protect them. This couldn't have been accomplished without the invaluable contribution and support of the fourth grade teachers of the two schools.
The Award Installation Ceremonies November 28 and 29, 2011:
In attendance at each school were 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade students. Those students who had previously attended the Appreciation Day Event enthusiastically recalled what they had learned to the students who would attend the next Appreciation Day on May 4, 2012. For the Friends it was particularly rewarding to hear the students recount their experiences and to know that the Appreciation Day truly has fulfilled its educational mission.
Many thanks to Rep. Louis Molepske and Sen. Julie Lassa who were in attendance and spoke to the students. We were pleased to also have in attendance so many invited guests from state and local governments, the Stevens Point School District, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Trout Unlimited and, of course, the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.Back to Top