The Green Bay School Board on Monday unanimously approved a partnership with Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary to help provide a 4-year-old kindergarten program housed at the sanctuary. The program’s goal is to empower students “to touch, smell, see and to ‘feel’ nature firsthand, starting a lifelong love of nature while preparing them for their future academic life. UW-Green Bay Provost Julia Wallace and Profs. Scott Ashmann (Education) and Jennifer Zapf (Human Development) are members of the steering committee for this program and have been heavily involved with its planning. Ashmann and Zapf were part of the presentation that led to School Board approval. See Press-Gazette coverage.