Thursday, February 23, 2017

WI DNR climate change censors continue deleting

Along with the agency's Great Lakes climate science web page and earlier global warning material scrubbing, Scott Walker's anti-science Department of Natural Resources "chamber of commerce mentality" top management - -  
Wisconsin DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp proudly shows off her first deer, taken opening weekend last year. In the upcoming TV Special "Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2012, Stepp urges male hunters to take more girls and women hunting. "The secret's out," she says. "Hunting is a lot of fun, so don't keep it to yourselves."  photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR
- - has also deleted several climate change and science web pages from the children's education resource program known as EEK!, including a teachers' activity guide and K-12 information, here.

Those links bring up the dreaded "Page Not Found - - the Web page that you are looking for is no longer on the server. Please check the page location. If you had this page bookmarked, please remove the bookmark from your browser."

Some of this has been reported earlier and Sacha Ericaceae through Facebook called it to my attention in January, so with this post I want to to catch up on the matter now.

Still on the DNR website, however - - so you might want to save this post and all the useful links - - is this information-rich page about tree planting as a climate change antidote - - full text below.

Most of the links are external to the DNR, but information distribution about climate change can still be performed unwittingly by this agency - - like this Canadian educational program about climate change for children - - even as it scrubs pages and will lose its popular magazine provided for 99 years and enjoyed now by tens of thousands of satisfied customers if Scott Walker gets his way.


Youth and school planting projects

Example of free seedlings available from the state nursery; 3-year old white spruce
Take action! Motivate kids to plant trees as a classroom or community project.

Climate change lesson plans

Motivate students! Bring climate change concepts and activities into your classroom.

Climate change activities

Reduce your carbon footprint!

Climate change information

Be informed! Learn what’s happening with climate change.
Youngsters help plant street trees in Sparta.
Youngsters help plant street trees in Sparta.

Carbon calculators

Calculate your impact! Carbon sequestration is the process by which atmospheric carbon dioxide is absorbed by trees through photosynthesis and stored as carbon in biomass (branches, foliage, roots) and soils.


Anonymous said...

A lot of the information has been moved to the DPI website where I believe it will be available for a limited time but not updated. Here is the link for educators looking for some of the materials that used to be available, most notable the EEK! pages.

James Rowen said...

Thank you.

Sacha Ericaceae said...

Nice summary; I appreciate your work. I have to say it would be been nice to be credited in some way for the work I did on this. I am Sacha Ericaceae, the person who contacted you with the info on the clearing of the climate change eduction links, and whose Facebook post ( you asked if you could repost on your blog). I'm pleased with how you summarized the post into a more user friendly post with additions. I realize you have been doing this type of reporting on the DPI website for a long time, and it was your work that the Union of Concerned Scientists shared that sparked my interest. It seems we should give credit to the ground work of us amateurs, though, no? I spent the better part of a day on this post and I've never contacted a journalist before with this sort of thing. Best, Sacha

James Rowen said...

Hi, Sacha. Thank you for the comment. I had forgotten our contact on the matter and I have added and highlighted your name in the post so people can click on your name and get to your Facebook page. If there is another link you would like me to add, just let me know, and thank you again.