Once again, fourth and fifth-grade teachers and students in Wisconsin are invited to participate in Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP), a free emergency preparedness curriculum. STEP helps students learn about disasters, emergencies, and hazards, and how to create an emergency plan with their families. Students also receive materials to create an emergency kit.
The STEP curriculum was developed by teachers through the Federal Emergency Management Association. Since 2010, more than 75,000 Wisconsin students have participated in the program.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs encourages teachers to make use of this free resource to help students react appropriately during an emergency and build their own emergency kits.
Schools have until December 18 to register for STEP.
For more information, including how to register, visit the Ready Wisconsin STEP web page.