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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 3 - November 10, 2014

Location:  Waupaca, Wis

  • Face-to-face meeting in Waupaca October 13 and October 22 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor:  Pat Arndt

Cost:  $85 for 1 graduate credit, assumes scholarship granted

Registration Deadline:  September 26

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 RegFormLEAF620fall14Waupaca.pdfRegistration Form

 

NRES 620 - Forestry Education for the Wisconsin 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.  Our excellent instructors tailor each workshop to meet the needs of participants.  You will receive a grade-specific unit of our highly-regarded LEAF Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Lesson Guide and additional materials.

 

October 18 and 19, 2014

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

Instructor  Dr. Roger Jones

Time:  9:00 am - 5:30 pm 

Cost:  $150.00 for 1 graduate credit, assumes scholarship granted

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RegFormLEAF620fall14Tomahawk.pdfRegistration Form

 

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.

October 20 - November 21, 2014

Location:  Hayward, Wis

  • Face-to-face meeting in Hayward November 1 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Instructor:  Mary Pardee

Cost:  $85 for 1 graduate credit, assumes scholarship granted

Registration Deadline:  October 10

620fall14Hayward.pdfInformation Flier

RegFormLEAF620fall14Hayward.pdfRegistration Form

NRES 620 - Forestry Education for the Wisconsin 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.  Our excellent instructors tailor each workshop to meet the needs of participants.  You will receive a grade-specific unit of our highly-regarded LEAF Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Lesson Guide and additional materials.

​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

September 27, 2014

Location:  Pringle Nature Center, Bristol, Wis.

Time:  9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cost:  $25.00

Registration Deadline:  September 17, 2014

To register, please contact:  Ann Lindner, wcee-plt@uwsp.edu

 

Project Learning Tree Pre K-8 Workshop:  Spend a fun and activity-filled day getting hands-on experience with the award-winning environmental education program, Project Learning Tree.  This workshop will help address state standards and provide educators with the tools they need to bring the environment into their classrooms and their students into the environment.

Registration is required.

October 11, 2014

​Location:  Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland, Wis.

Time:  10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cost:  $5.00 - Thanks to a WEEB Grant

Registration Deadline:  October 1

2014 WEEB Workshops Ashland Flier.pdfInformation Flier

Project Learning Tree Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood Workshop:  Foster a sense of wonder in young children through the Project Learning Tree (PLT) Early Childhood Activity Guide and Music & Movement CD.  These interactive environmental education materials invite children ages 3-6 to become nature detectives, dance with a tree, and take a simulated walk through a forest as they experience the simple joys of discovery.  Designed for all early childhood educators, the hands-on activities address different learning styles while integrating nature exploration, literature, art, and music and movement into 30 learning experiences.  Registry credit is available.

October 11, 2014

Location:  Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland, Wis.

Time:  1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost:  $5.00 - Thanks to a WEEB Grant

Registration Deadline:  October 1

2014 WEEB Workshops Ashland Flier.pdfInformation Flier

​Project Learning Tree for Secondary Students Workshop:  PLT's secondary curricula, Focus on Forests and Forests of the World, provide an opportunity for hands-on study of forest resources while addressing concepts in biology, civics, ecology, economics, forest management, and other subject areas at the secondary level.  The modules are closely aligned with Common Core State Standards for Literacy in All Subjects, and special attention will be given to addressing these standards.

​October 18, 2014

​Location:  Minocqua area, Wis.

Time:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost:  $5.00 - Thanks to a WEEB Grant

Registration Deadline:  October 8

For more information, email:  wcee-plt@uwsp.edu

 

Project Learning Tree Pre K-8 Workshop:  Become trained in PLT's renowned Pre K-8 curriculum, which contains 96 hands-on interdisciplinary activities.  Topics include forests, wildlife, water, air, energy, waste, climate change, invasive species, community planning and culture.