Child walking across raised canopy bridge, with arm touching rope net railing

New ‘Wild Space’ connects kids with nature: Video

MENASHA, Wis. — There’s a new spot for kids to have fun at the Heckrodt Wetland Reserve in Menasha. It’s called the Wild Space and today was its grand opening…

The theme of the playground is to learn about life below our feet as well as life in the canopy. Kids can fill a bucket with materials and pretend to build a nest. They can learn about the sounds owls make and compare their wingspans to the wingspans of the birds that live in the wetlands.

“We can’t just be waving our flag preserve nature, preserve nature; we need to get people out in nature and when they’re out in it then they want to protect it,” says Heckrodt Nature Reserve Education Director Luke Schiller.

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