LEAF - Wisconsin’s K-12 Forestry Education Program
NRES 622: School Forest Programs and Administration
Overview of Wisconsin School Forest Program, with
emphasis on planning and administration of school forests including: organizing
of a school forest committee, understanding property management plans,
developing educational plans, and locating resources and financial support. Registration deadline: May 27
622 Registration Form.pdf Note: Please be sure to follow the instructions on the registration form carefully.
NRES 624: Enhancing School Forest Education
This online course will help you utilize your school forest as an outdoor classroom. You will become familiar with the forest, look closely at educational resources, and infuse your curriculum with lessons that can be taught at the school forest. Registration deadline: May 27
624 Registration Form.pdf Note: Please be sure to follow the instructions on the registration form carefully.
WCEE Summer Institute on Climate Education: Preparing for a Changing World
Hear from Wisconsin's climate leaders, attend hands-on workshops featuring standards-based curriculum, and collaborate with peers to integrate 21st century skills into your teaching and learning. Choose from three tracks:
- Wisconsin's Changing Forests
- Sustainable Energy Futures
- Sun, Wind, Forest: Connecting Young Children to the World Around Them
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.
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.
PLT Early Childhood Workshop
Contact with nature has a positive impact on
children’s learning, health and behavior.
PLT’s interactive environmental education materials help foster the
wonder and curiosity that young children have about the natural world. Participants will experience nature first hand as they learn how to incorporate PLT lessons into developmentally appropriate learning just in time for summer programming. The cost is $30 per person. If you are associated with a registered Wisconsin Green & Healthy School, the cost is reduced to $15. Ask for details.
Register by May 4th by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
"PLT for Afterschool" Workshop Series
Project Learning Tree makes it easy to add quality environmental
education activities into your afterschool programs. Join us for a 4-hour introductory workshop
geared for afterschool educators, and receive PLT’s award winning K-8
Environmental Education Activity Guide.
This curriculum is packed with standards-based, hands-on activities to
do both outdoors and in. The cost is $25 per person. Workshops will be held in:
- Hawthorn Glen, Milwaukee
- Girl Scouts Service Center, La Crosse
- Riveredge Nature Center, Saukville
- Dodge County UW-Extension, Juneau
- Kinship House, Tomahawk
- Bong State Recreation Area, Kansasville
- Dane County Boys and Girls Club, Fitchburg
Please see the flyer for more details and registration instructions.
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
Project Learning Tree Workshop for Your Staff
A customized Project Learning Tree workshop can be requested for your next staff in-service day. Participants receive PLT's renowned environmental education curriculum materials, as well as a selection of support resources from LEAF and the Department of Natural Resources. Choose from Early Childhood (3-4 hours), K-8 (4-6 hours), or secondary (2-4 hours).
Contact email@example.com for more information.