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
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.
Location: Camp Tekakwitha, Shawano, Wis.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $5.00 - thanks to a WEEB Grant
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.
Registration is required by April 15. To register please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Pringle Nature Center, Bristol WI
Time: 9:30 to 3:30
Cost: $25.00 per person
PLT PreK-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 by April 15. Email Nicole at email@example.com to register.
Location: UW-Stevens Point, TNR Building Room 110
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: Thanks to a WEEB grant, the cost is only $5 per person.
Project Learning Tree Early Childhood Workshop
for children ages 3-6, PLT’s early childhood
curriculum integrates nature-based exploration, art, literature, math, music and
movement, and outdoor play into early childhood education programs.
Participants will receive a copy of Environmental Experiences for Early
Childhood and a CD that helps bring music
and movement into the classroom.
Registry credit is also available.
Registration is required by April 22. Contact Kendra Liddicoat at
firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
EC PLT May 2 UWSP.pdf
Location: Northland College, Ashland WI
Cost: $145 includes meals, two nights lodging, kayak trip and three PLT guides.
Registration Deadline: June 8th
"PLT PLUS" Workshop Retreat: PLT, Land Use and Stewardship
PLT PLUS is targeted for formal and nonformal educators who
are looking for effective, multidisciplinary activities that can be presented
to a variety of students in a fun, hands-on way. During this workshop, participants will be
trained in PLT’s K-8 and Secondary curricula, as well as experience an
afternoon paddling on Lake Superior, an evening cultural session around the
campfire, time spend practicing PLT activities with middle school youth who are
on campus for summer camp, and ample opportunities for discussion and reflection
with fellow educators.
Registration is required. Email Nicole at email@example.com to register.