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

​Location: Hybrid course with online work and a face-to-face meeting in the Madison area on Oct. 10

NRES 620: Forestry Education in Wisconsin's K-12 Classroom​

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. 

A limited number of scholarships are available, bringing the cost of one graduate credit to $100.  Submit your registration and check to the address listed at the top of the form.  Hurry, the registration deadline is Friday, September 11.

​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

​Oct. 17, 2015

9:30 am to Noon

Location: UW-Eau Claire, Children's Nature Academy

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PLT Early Childhood Workshop

Get trained in the use of PLT's  "Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood" curriculum.  Receive the activity guide and a "music and movement" CD by Billy B.  Thanks to a WEEB grant, the cost is only $5 per person.  Registry credit is available for the workshop.  

Contact wcee-plt@uwsp.edu by October 7th to register.​

​Nov. 7th, 2015

Location:  Madison area (location TBD)​

PLT Workshop for Secondary Educators

Participants will receive hands-on training in the use of two of PLT's secondary modules.  These guides provide an opportunity for engaging study of forest resources while addressing concepts in biology, civics, ecology, economics, forest management, and other subject areas.  The modules are closely aligned with CCSS for Literacy in All Subjects.​

Thanks to a WEEB grant, the cost is only $5.00 per person.  Email Nicole at wcee-plt@uwsp.edu to register.

​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