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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​
Date
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

 

This workshop is now FULL

To be put on a waiting list or to learn about future workshops, please email Sarah.Gilbert@uwsp.edu​

Location: Online with one face-to-face meeting (location and date TBD)

Cost: $40 per person with no credit; $337 per person for credit

Please see the Registration Edible Forests Establishment for Schools Workshop.pdfflyer for eligibility requirements


“Edible Forest Establishment for Schools” Workshop  (Also being offered for credit as NRES 621)

Through a generous grant from Enbridge Energy Partners, the LEAF Program is offering professional development along with money for trees, equipment, and other resources for schools wishing to establish or enhance an “edible forest” on school property.  Each school participating receives $300 for trees and $200 for equipment.  Schools must be in counties where Enbridge has a presence to be eligible. Please see flyer for details about eligibility and who should be involved.  Note that a minimum of 2 people must be involved from each participating school.

February 2 to March 9, 2015

​Location:  Online

Cost:  $424.47 for credit or $127.34 to audit

623spring15online NO SCHOLARSHIPS.pdfInformation Flyer

RegFormLEAF623spring15online.pdfRegistration Form

​NRES 623 - Human Influence on Wisconsin's Forests

Web-based course examines Wisconsin's forest resources and the role our forests play in our past, current, and future ecological, economic, and social well-being.  Course designed for the educator who wants to acquire the background necessary to teach their students about Wisconsin's forests. 

February 13 and 14​

​Location: Treehaven Field Station in Tomahawk, Wis.

Cost: $424.47 for tuition plus $30.00 fees

One graduate credit is available for the “Winter Ecology and Tree Identification” workshop being offered through A Forest For Every Classroom.  Please see the FFEC flyer for more information. ​ 

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

Location:  Tomahawk, Wis.

Cost:  $100 (assumes scholarship granted)

620spring15Tomahawk2.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.

Date
Location Information
Workshop Information

​January 24, 2015

Location:  Schmeeckle Reserve, Stevens Point, Wis.

Time:  9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Cost:  $10.00

Registration Deadline:  January 14, 2015

Project Learning Tree - Project WET - Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin:  Hands-on Curriculum Workshop

Through this hands-on workshop, participants will each receive a copy of the award-winning environmental education activity guides Project Learning Tree and Project WET.  Each of these guides not only increase students' understanding of the environment, but also supplement existing curriculum.

Thanks to generous grants, the workshop will be offered at a reduced price of $10 for registered Green & Healthy School faculty and staff. 

Combined PLT-WET workshop flyer pdf.pdfRegistration Flyer and Form

​January 24, 2015

​Location:  Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Sarona, Wis.

Time:  10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cost:  $5.00 (Thanks to a WEEB grant)

Registration Deadline:  January 17, 2015

Project Learning Tree:  Early Childhood Workshop

Participants in this workshop will receive Project Learning Tree's Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood activity guide and accompanying music CD.  Through hands-on activities, participants will also learn how to integrate nature-based exploration, art, literature, math and more into early childhood education programs. 

Thanks to a WEEB grant, this workshop is offered for $5.00.

PLT flyer 1.24.15.pdfInformation Flier

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

 

February 18, 2015

Location:  Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Monona, Wis.

Time:  9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Cost: $10.00

Registration Deadline:  February 8, 2015

Project Learning Tree - Project WET - Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin:  Hands-on Curriculum Workshop

Through this hands-on workshop, participants will receive a copy of each of the award-winning environmental education activity guides Project Learning Tree and Project WET.  Each of these guides not only increase students' understanding of the environment, but also supplement existing curriculum. 

Thanks to generous grants, the workshop will be offered at a reduced price of $10 for registered Green & Healthy School faculty and staff.

Combined PLT-WET workshop flyer pdf.pdfRegistration Flyer and Form

 

March 10, 2015

Location:  Monte Alverno Retreat Center, Appleton, Wis.

Time:  9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Cost: $10.00

Registration Deadline:  March 1, 2015

Project Learning Tree - Project WET - Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin:  Hands-on Curriculum Workshop

Through this hands-on workshop, participants will each receive a copy of the award-winning environmental education activity guides Project Learning Tree and Project WET.  Each of these guides not only increase students' understanding of the environment, but also supplement existing curriculum.

Thanks to generous grants, the workshop will be offered at a reduced price of $10 for registered Green & Healthy School faculty and staff.

Combined PLT-WET workshop flyer pdf.pdfRegistration Flyer and Form

 

​March 14, 2015

​Location:  Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

Time:  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost:  $12.00 (thanks to a WEEB Grant)

Registration Deadline:  March 2, 2015

Project Learning Tree:  Pre K-8 Environmental Education Workshop

Discover the hands-on, interdisciplinary activities that make Project Learning Tree one of the premier environmental education programs through this exciting workshop.  Participants will receive the guidebook and the knowledge to perform the activities in either formal or non-formal settings. 

Thanks to a WEEB Grant, this workshop is offered at a discount of $12.00 per person, which includes lunch.  To register, please contact:  wcee-plt@uwsp.edu.

k-8 flyer for 3.14.pdfInformation Flier

​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.