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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.  

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 LEAF Professional Development Calendar​
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Periodic face-to-face meetings will be held between July 2014 and April 2015

A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC) is a year-long professional development series for middle and high school educators, aimed at providing the inspiration, knowledge, and skills required to transform classroom teaching into effective and exciting place-based education. At the heart of the FFEC program is the belief that students who are immersed in the interdisciplinary study of their own place are more eager to learn and be involved in the stewardship of their natural and human communities.

Our information flyer will tell you more about how great the program is and why you should gather your team and apply to join us in 2014-2015, but let’s let a past WI FFEC participant tell you what they think.

 

​August 17 - 19, 2014

​Location: Camp Bird on Sand Lake in Marinette County
Registration Deadline: June 1, 201
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​Forest to Finish
The Wisconsin County Forests Association, the Marinette County Forestry and Park Department, and the LEAF Program are offering a two-day, community-based learning retreat for teachers and non-formal educators. The retreat will apply project-based learning methods to research the question “What is the environmental impact of using wood products?” 

This unique learning opportunity will be held at Camp Bird on Sand Lake in Marinette County. Join us on Sunday evening for our welcome social then stay through Tuesday learning about our forests and the products from them that we use every day. 


October 18 and 19, 2014

Location  UWSP Treehaven, W2540 Pickerel Creek Rd., Tomahawk, WI  54487

Instructor  Dr. Roger Jones

Registration & Scholarship information will be available in 
August

NRES 621- Greening Your Math Program - Mathematics in the Forest  

Formerly offered as NRES 741 

LEAF and Treehaven Field Station are hosting this hands-on teaching workshop for math teachers. The workshop focuses on outdoor application of algebra, geometry and trigonometry. In addition to
inspiring ideas, you’ll also get mathematics-related lesson materials to take back to your classroom. 
 
Participants will use geometry to understand the mathematics behind making and using a biltmore stick to measure tree diameter. After exploring the mathematics behind the biltmore stick, they will actually make their own biltmore stick, and use it to collect data in the forest. They will also use simple trig to understand the mathematics of an angle gauge, then make an angle gauge and use it in the forest to estimate basal area per acre. Other topics will include population estimates and land measurement.

​Scheduled By Request

​LEAF School Grounds In-Service | Workshop

Please complete this form to request an in-service or workshop.School Grounds workshop interest.pdfSchool Grounds workshop request

​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. 

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