LEAF Professional Development

LEAF offers a variety of professional development opportunities for educators to expand their forestry expertise. 

Both workshops without credit and courses for university credit are available.  

View course descriptions here
 LEAF Professional Development Calendar​
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​Scheduled By Request

Location: Your Site

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​LEAF School Grounds In-Service | Workshop

Discover the world of teaching opportunities waiting outside your door! Our 3 hour workshop will introduce you to activities that have been proven to get kids excited and engaged. Measurement, graphing, data collection, habitat, visual perspective, descriptive
writing, social interactions, and biodiversity are just a few of the things you can study in any school ground setting. 

Scheduled By Request

Location: Your Site

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​School Site Planning Workshop

Any site can be a great learning tool, but if you think you're ready for some site enhancements or even for a fully developed outdoor classroom, LEAF staff can help. Using the basics of the LEAF School Grounds Development Handbook we will help facilitate your group's planning discussion or provide consultation to help you through the entire site development process. The handbook outlines the steps to keep in mind as you dream up your plans. It includes handy documents that you can use to inventory your site and gather feedback from the people who will be involved.

To request a School Site Planning Workshop, complete the request form. To learn more, contact Sarah Gilbert at Sarah.Gilbert@uwsp.edu.

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​Dec. 7th

​​Location: Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Monona

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​PLT Early Childhood Workshop

Foster a sense of wonder in young children through the Project Learning Tree Early Childhood Activity Guide and Music & Movement CD.  Participants receive training in PLT's Early Childhood curriculum, which is designed for ages 3-6 and correlated with the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework and the NAEYC standards.

Register by visiting http://goo.gl/v58iAV​ by November 30th.  The cost is $30, but grant funds are available to assist participants from registered Wisconsin Green & Healthy Schools.  

​Dec. 28th

Location: Hawthorn Glen, Milwaukee

​Project Learning Tree Workshop for K-8 Educators

Spend a day of your holiday break at Milwaukee's beautiful Hawthorn Glen and get trained in PLT's K-8 Environmental Education curriculum!  Receive hands-on experience with some of the 96 activities contained in the PLT guide.   The PLT curriculum is correlated with CCSS and the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards, and provides unique ways to bring STEM concepts, literacy skills, and critical thinking into your classroom. 

The cost of this workshop is $25 per person.  To register, go to this link​, then click on the "Outdoor Education" tab and find the Project Learning Tree workshop description.  Contact wcee-plt@uwsp.edu with questions.


​Scheduled By Request

Location:  Your Site

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NEW ONLINE FORMAT: Project Learning Tree PreK-8 Workshop

Have you always wanted a copy of PLT's award-winning curriculum, but have been too far away or time-constrained to attend a typical workshop?  You're in luck...now you have an online option!  This online workshop is specifically designed to help you engage your students in learning about the environment--both outside and indoors--while meeting your PD requirements on your own time, at your convenience.  Participants receive an online copy of PLT's Environmental Education Activity Guide after completing the 4 hour self-paced workshop.

Go to this link for details and to register.  Cost: $40  Registration deadline:  Open