NRES 622: School Forest Programs and Administration
Overview of Wisconsin School Forest Program, with
emphasis on planning and administration of school forests including: organizing
of a school forest committee, understanding property management plans,
developing educational plans, and locating resources and financial support. Registration deadline: May 27
622 Registration Form.pdf Note: Please be sure to follow the instructions on the registration form carefully.
NRES 624: Enhancing School Forest Education
This online course will help you utilize your school forest as an outdoor classroom. You will become familiar with the forest, look closely at educational resources, and infuse your curriculum with lessons that can be taught at the school forest. Registration deadline: May 27
624 Registration Form.pdf Note: Please be sure to follow the instructions on the registration form carefully.
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
Take Them Outside: A Workshop for Educators
Join us for a summer workshop hosted by House In The Wood Outdoor Education Center with assistance from LEAF. The morning session will focus on developing and using your school grounds or school forest for outdoor lessons. The afternoon will feature outdoor lessons and sample activities. From 4:00 to 6:00 you can participate in recreational tree climbing!
The cost of the workshop is $20, which includes the workshop, lunch, and tree climbing. Overnight lodging is available for an additional cost. Register online at housinthewood.com, or call 262-728-2752.
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.
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.