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​
Location Information
Workshop Information

​October 2014 - May 2015

Location:  Various Sites

Cost:  $15-$30

FFEC Flyer 2014(4).pdfInformation Flyer

A Forest For Every Classroom Registration Form(4).pdfRegistration Form

​A Forest for Every Classroom - Place-based education for Wisconsin schools

A Forest For Every Classroom is back in a new format.  We are planning 5 workshops throughout the year.  You can sign up for as many as you like.  Participants have substitute teacher reimbursement available and a $200 mini-grant to implement a project at their school.  Participant cost $15 for the one day workshops, $30 for the two day workshop.  Topics covered include:

  • Inclusivity and Accessibility
  • Service Learning
  • Winter Ecology and Tree Identification
  • Citizen Science
  • Climate Change


March 30-May 8 online with a face-to-face meeting in Tomahawk on April 18

Location:  Tomahawk, Wis.

Cost:  $474.47 for 1 graduate credit or $177.34 to audit

620Spring15TomahawkUPDATED.pdfInformation Flyer

RegFormLEAF620spring15Tomahawk.pdfRegistration Form

NRES 620 - Forestry Education in the K-12 Classroom

Get the convenience of online learning with the benefit of an interactive day spent with peers.  LEAF's hybrid workshop teaches you key forestry principles, demonstrates teaching techniques, and gives you great activities so you can easily integrate forestry education into your indoor or outdoor classroom.  The class includes 6 hours of online coursework to be completed over the period of one month, in addition to a Saturday face-to-face meeting at Treehaven.

​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.

Location Information
Workshop Information

​April 25, 2015

​Location:  Camp Tekakwitha, Shawano, Wis.

Time:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost:  $5.00 - thanks to a WEEB Grant

Registration Deadline:  April 15, 2015

​Project Learning Tree:  Secondary Workshop

Participants in this workshop will receive training in the use of PLT's secondary modules, Focus on Forests and Forests of the World.  Activities from these guides provide an opportunity for hands-on study of forest resources while addressing concepts in biology, civics, ecology, economics, forest management, mathematics, and other subjects.  Both modules are closely aligned with Common Core State Standards for Literacy in All Subjects, and time will be spent addressing how the activities meet these standards.

To register please email:  wcee-plt@uwsp.edu.