Each Spring a select group of Mosinee 8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in field study at the Trees For Tomorrow (TFT) facility in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Trees For Tomorrow is a natural resources specialty school which provides students with a variety of field and classroom experiences. Typical student activities include a night hike, a trip to Bond Falls to catch insects and assess water quality, GPS activities, bog study, building survival fires, and participating in lumberjack games. The goals of these activities are to:
Increase student awareness of the role of the forests in Wisconsin's history
Explain the effects of human activities on the natural environment
Describe ways that we can work to preserve and enjoy our environment through conservation of resources and land management
Those interested in participating in TFT must write a short essay describing why they want to attend the program. Essays are reviewed by the 8th grade teaching team.
The Mosinee Sportsmen's Alliance, Trees For Tomorrow, the Mosinee PTO, and the parents and students all contribute to the funding for this valuable outdoor experience.