Education for Sustainability (EfS) 

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Professional Development Opportunity
Location

​June 20, 21, & 22

NRES 610 Exploring Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living

This course provides educators with a unique opportunity to learn more about renewable energy and sustainable living technologies and applications, and receive hands-on activities, project ideas, and information on sustainability while networking with other educators. This course can be taken as a graduate credit or an audit.

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 12 scholarships remaining!

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​Energy Fair, Custer, Wis.

June 23-July 31

NRES 340/540 Effective Teaching Strategies for EfS

This online course will help prepare you to incorporate education that supports sustainability in your school or classroom. The concept of sustainability and conceptual frameworks related to education for sustainability will be briefly reviewed. You will then learn about several teaching strategies that can be used to promote sustainable thinking and practices, including inquiry-based learning, place-based education, service-learning, and using the school buildings and grounds as a teaching tool. By the end of this course, you will be familiar with each strategy and have an initial plan for adopting at least one into your teaching practice.

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8 scholarships remaining!

 

​Online

​June 23-July 27 (includes 3 required sessions)

NRES 615 Investigating Sustainability and EE Curriculum Resources

This course will provide an introduction to some of the many resources available to enhance classroom teaching in environmental education (EE) and sustainability. Resources will be broadly defined as including print and audio/visual materials as well as organizations, programs, internet-based resources, and people. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and evaluate sustinability and EE resources that will address and enhance specific curricular needs. This course is structured to easily fit the individual needs and interests of the class participants. Assignments and projects are expected to be tailored to fit the student’s needs as it relates to the subject area and grade level of which they teach.

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​Online

No Current Offerings

NRES 340/540 Essential Concepts of Sustainability

In this course, the term sustainability will be dissected and explored. Each unit will focus on a specific area to help build an understanding of sustainability. The course will specifically outline the three “pillars” of sustainability: Ecological, Economical, and Social Systems. It will then apply specific habits of mind essential for thinking sustainably. As a result participants will be able to build an understanding of sustainability, feel confident about their basic knowledge of the subject, and learn how concepts can be applied in a school or classroom.


 

​Online

Energy Education 

Date(s) ​Course/Workshop Details ​Location

Date
Professional Development Opportunity
Location

​June 17 & 19

​NRES 632 Doable Renewables: Renewable Energy Education in the Classroom

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​Wausau, Wis.

​June 17 & 18

NRES 630 Energy Education in the Classroom

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​Tomah, Wis.

June 3-July 25

​NRES 631 Wind Energy Education

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​Online and Kaukauna, Wis.

​July 15 & 17

NRES 632 Doable Renewables: Renewable Energy Education in the Classroom (for PK-4 teachers)

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Wauwatosa, Wis.​

August 18 & 19

NRES 634 School Building Energy Efficiency Education

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​Oregon, Wis.

September 19, 20, & October 2

NRES 630 Energy Education in the Classroom

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​Luxemburg, Wis.

October 1-31

​NRES 635 Renewable Energy Education

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​Online

 

October 29-November 30

NRES 633 Energy Education: Concepts and Practices

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​Online

November 14, 15, & 16

NRES 630 Energy Education in the Classroom

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​Eau Claire, Wis.

Forestry Education  

Date(s) ​Course/Workshop Details ​Location

Date
Professional Development Opportunity
Location

Periodic face-to-face
meetings will be held
between July 2014
and
April 2015

A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC)

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​Varied

​June 16 - July 20, 2014

​NRES 622 - School Forest Programs and Administration (previously offered as NRES 742)

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​Face to face meeting in July 2014 (specific date TBD)

June 16 - July 20, 2014

​NRES 624 - Enhancing School Forest Education (previously offered as NRES 744)

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​Online

August 4 - August 22, 2014

NRES 621 - Tree Identification Workshop (previously offered as NRES 741)

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​Online with field trips on Saturday, August 9 and Saturday, August 16 in the Madison area

October 18 and 19, 2014

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

Tomahawk, Wis.

Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin

Date(s) ​Course/Workshop Details ​Location

Date
Professional Development Opportunity
Location

May 13

​School Garden Workshop

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​Middleton, Wis.

​May 22

School Garden Workshop

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​La Crosse, Wis.

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UWSP College of Natural Resources Master of Science Degree Programs​

UW-Stevens Point offers graduate courses within four Master of Science Degree Programs​. Courses may be taken as part of these programs or as non-degree credit for your professional development. Some of the courses may also be taken for undergraduate credit. Applied Master of Science Degree Programs include 1) Environmental Education for K-12 Teachers, 2) Environmental Education and Interpretation, and 3) Natural Resources Leadership and Administration. A 2-year on-campus Master of Science program in environmental education/interpretation is also available. On-campus graduate students are eligible for competitively awarded assistantships.​