A Tapestry of Learning: Creating School Natural Areas

Wild Ones has produced a video to introduce the idea of creating an outdoor school natural area using native plant species. The intended audience is teachers, parent-teacher organizations, neighbors, community groups and possible school natural area funding sources.

Featuring Lorrie Otto prominently throughout, the video captures in just 7 minutes the essence of an outdoor learning center. Produced by David Savinski, the narration and sound track was provided gratis by Emmy award winning video producer, Mike Syverson, who is a Wild One thru marriage. The Fox Valley Area (Wis.) Chapter of Wild Ones spearheaded the production of this video and provided funds along with other Wild Ones. Funding was also received from several other organizations.


This wonderful resource would make a great gift to your local school. It could be used as a memorial gift or just simply as a nudge to get them moving in the right direction.

To purchase this special marketing tool, send your check made out to Wild Ones and mail to Wild Ones, PO Box 1274, Appleton, WI 54912-1274. Purchase price is $10.00/each including S&H. Proceeds will help defray the costs of production.

For more information about purchasing this and other Wild Ones merchandise, e-mail WOmerchandise@aol.com.

Photograph courtesy of McHenry County (Illinois) Conservation District.