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.  

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 LEAF Professional Development Calendar​
Location Information
Workshop Information

October 18 and 19, 2014

Location  UWSP Treehaven, W2540 Pickerel Creek Rd., Tomahawk, WI  54487

Instructor  Dr. Roger Jones

Registration & Scholarship information will be available in 

NRES 621- Greening Your Math Program - Mathematics in the Forest  

Formerly offered as NRES 741 

LEAF and Treehaven Field Station are hosting this hands-on teaching workshop for math teachers. The workshop focuses on outdoor application of algebra, geometry and trigonometry. In addition to
inspiring ideas, you’ll also get mathematics-related lesson materials to take back to your classroom. 
Participants will use geometry to understand the mathematics behind making and using a biltmore stick to measure tree diameter. After exploring the mathematics behind the biltmore stick, they will actually make their own biltmore stick, and use it to collect data in the forest. They will also use simple trig to understand the mathematics of an angle gauge, then make an angle gauge and use it in the forest to estimate basal area per acre. Other topics will include population estimates and land measurement.

​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.

Location Information
Workshop Information

August 15, 2014

Location:  WAEE Conference/GHS Institute, Stevens Point, Wis.

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​PLT Secondary Workshop:  Thinking Critically About Forest Issues

Get hands-on experience with activities from PLT's "Focus on Forests" curriculum.  Special attention will be given to how the module helps meet Common Core State Standards for Literacy in All Subjects.  This workshop is being held as part of the WAEE Conference/GHS Institute.

August 27, 2014

First Session:  8:30am-11:30am

Second Session:  12:30pm-3:30pm

​Location:  Elcho, Wis.

For More Information Contact:  Ann Lindner, wcee-plt@uwsp.edu

Project Learning Tree:  Early Childhood Workshop

Experience the hands-on learning of Project Learning Tree's Early Childhood curriculum.  This is a curriculum developed for 3-6 year olds and designed to encourage children to learn about the natural world.

This workshop is open to other childcare center participants.


​September 10, 2014

​Location:  Immanuel Lutheran Church, Westfield, Wis

Time:  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost:  Marquette County Childcare Providers - FREE*

          Others:  $25.00

Registration Deadline:  August 27, 2014

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​Foster a sense of wonder in young children through Project Learning Tree's Early Childhood Activity Guide and Music & Movement CD.  This is a curriculum developed for 3-6 year olds and designed to encourage children to learn about the natural world.

*Graciously supported by Marquette County Human Services