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Ranger Mac

MacNeel_Wakelin-Ranger-Mac-for-web-237x300Wakelin 'Ranger Mac' McNeel
1884-1958
Inducted 2006

"Statistics are dull. Kids prefer down-to-earth realism." – McNeel

The kind-faced gentleman pictured here was an early genius in mass media. Wakelin McNeel, "Ranger Mac,” reached an estimated 700,000 young people in Wisconsin with his Wisconsin Public Radio program, “Afield With Ranger Mac.” The program ran between 1933-54, reaching out to students in one-room school houses and big city schools alike with colorful but knowledge-filled messages about conservation and nature. The mere mention of “Ranger Mac” evokes warm memories among those who looked forward to his program each week.

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Bundy Hill Preserve Dedication Event

Bundy Hill Preserve Dedication Event John Mitchell – Bundy Hill Dedication Speech

national monuments

Why We Should Care About Our National Monuments

It seems that talk of our country’s national monuments has been coming up quite a bit lately in the news. While all these talks are going on, has it made you wonder just what are our national monuments? What makes a place a national monument, who decided where they are located, and why should we care…

conservation

Recent Environmental and Conservation Wins

It may not cross our minds during our daily lives, but there is a constant struggle to try and conserve our world’s natural state. From endangered animal poaching to large chunks of ice melting and breaking away from the icecaps, there is a lot to worry about going into the future. The situation may seem…