Volunteer Resources

Dive into our NIC Volunteer Resources and discover essential tools to effectively share your passion for nature with young students. Find guidance, support, and materials to create engaging and unforgettable experiences in the classroom

Who to Contact

Teaching

Field trips – Courtney Cox-Poulsen
Scheduling and substitutes – Courtney Cox-Poulsen
Teaching materials:
Kindergarten – Lora Schreiber
1st Grade – Cheryl Ammel, Lois Libby
2nd & 3rd Grade – Deb Stone, Kathy Fleege
Photocopies – Courtney Cox-Poulsen
Volunteer Recruitment – Courtney Cox-Poulsen

Committee Business

Contact information updates – Courtney Cox-Poulsen
Expense reimbursement – Lisa Sanborn
Niche room management – Courtney Cox-Poulsen, Cheryl Ammel
Purchases of books and other items – Courtney Cox-Poulsen
Web page – Jane Lazarevic

Volunteer Resources

Volunteer Contact List
Class Assignments by School All Months
Nature in the Classroom Dates
Calendar
Directions to Schools (Google Sheets)
Directions to Schools (PDF)
Expense Reimbursement Form (PDF)

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October
November
December
January
February
March
April 

October

Schedule
October Calendar

Lesson Plans
1st Grade: Turkeys and Seeds
1st Grade Resource Sheet: All About Turkeys
1st Grade: Turkey Snood, Wattle and Beard Photos
2nd Grade: Urban Spaces
3rd Grade:  Birds

November

Schedule
November Calendar

Lesson Plans
1st Grade: Deer
2nd Grade: Preparing for Winter
3rd Grade: Fox

December

Schedule
December Calendar

Lesson Plans
1st Grade: Spider
2nd Grade: Weather
2nd Grade: Wind Chill Chart
2nd Grade: Wind Chill Chart Instructions
3rd Grade: Wolf

January

Schedule
January Calendar

Lesson Plans
Kindergarten:  Skunk
1st Grade: Woodchuck
2nd Grade: Owls

February

Schedule
February Calendar

Lesson Plans
Kindergarten:  Raccoon
1st Grade: Bear
1st Grade:  Bear Trivia
2nd Grade: Tracking

March

Schedule
March Calendar

Lesson Plans
Kindergarten:  Beaver
1st Grade: Plants
2nd Grade: Trees
2nd Grade: Sugarbush Spring Educator’s Guide
Page 6: How the Sap Flows
Page 9: Making Wisconsin’s Sweet Treat
Page 11: Tools for Making Maple Syrup