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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​February 27

10:00 - 5:00

​Location: House in the Wood, Delavan

Take Them Outside - Flyer.pdfTake Them Outside - Flyer.pdf

​Take Them Outside: A Workshop for Educators

Presented by LEAF, Hosted by House in the Wood

Please see flyer for more details and registration information.

​April 16th and 17th

Location: Treehaven in Tomahawk

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NRES 621: Special Topics in Forestry Education--"Greening Your Math: Mathematics in the Forest"​

This course focuses on outdoor application of algebra, geometry and trigonometry. In addition to inspiring ideas, you'll also get mathematics-related LEAF lesson materials to take back to your classroom.​

A limited number of scholarships are available, bringing the cost of one graduate credit to $175 (which also includes one night dorm style lodging and four meals at Treehaven).   See flyer for details.  Note: Registration deadline is March 18th.

Flyer for 621 Math.pdfFlyer for 621 Math.pdf

​June 15 - June 17

​Location: Stevens Point

​SAVE THE DATE!  WCEE Summer Institute on Climate Education: Preparing for a Changing World

Hear from Wisconsin's climate leaders, attend hands-on workshops featuring standards-based curriculum, and collaborate with peers to integrate 21st century skills into your teaching and learning.  Choose from three tracks:

  • Wisconsin's Changing Forests
  • Sustainable Energy Futures
  • Sun, Wind, Forest: Connecting Young Children to the World Around Them
More details coming soon!

​Scheduled By Request

Location: Your Site

Request form

​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

Request form​

​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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Workshop Information

​Scheduled By Request

Location:  Your Site

Registration Link

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