Log-A-Load Kids set for May 17

Now Media Group


The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Arlington Agricultural Research Station will host 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.

At the same time, Log-A-Load for Kids is an educational opportunity for area school children. Next week's event will bring around 400 students from local elementary and middle schools to the station, where they will break up into groups and rotate through over a dozen interactive learning stations.

The stations, staffed by loggers, foresters, biologists and teachers, will introduce students to forestry science, invasive species, wildlife biology, modern-day timber harvesting practices, forestry careers and more.

Reporters are invited to attend the event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. All activities will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Arlington's Plant Pathology – Entomology Unit, which is located on the west side of U.S. Highway 51 about 9.5 miles north of Interstate 94.

UW is donating the timber for the event. Oshkosh's Koerner Forest Products, Ltd. will provide the harvesting, skidding and trucking services. The event was organized with the help of the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association. More information about the Log-A-Load for Kids program is available at http://logaload.org/.