Log-A-Load for Kids, May 17, 2016. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arlington Agricultural Research Station hosted a Log-A-Load for Kids Charitable Harvest event on Tuesday, May 17. The event is part of a nationwide charitable campaign, whereby loggers and other forest industry professionals donate proceeds from a forest harvest to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help support children’s health as part of forestry outreach done by the Great Lakes Timber Professional Association.
At the same time, Log-A-Load for Kids is an educational opportunity for area school children. About 400 students from local elementary and middle schools came to the station, where they rotated in groups through 16 hands-on learning stations. The stations, staffed by loggers, foresters, biologists and teachers, introduced students to forestry science, invasive species, wildlife biology, modern-day timber harvesting practices, forestry careers and more.
At the portable sawmill station, kids got to see how logs are cut into boards.
Photo by Sevie Kenyon/UW-Madison CALS.