International Opportunities for Educators

Global Environmental Teachings (GET)

About GET

Since 2004, GET has offered over 10 international experiences in China, Puerto Rico, South Africa, and Wisconsin for educators. Located within the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, GET aims to advance global environmental literacy through K-12 teachers.

Global Environmental Teachings (GET) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of global environmental literacy. The goals of GET are accomplished through innovative educational programs using a combination of computer technology and travel courses to elevate awareness and knowledge about environmental education among diverse populations. GET brings the world to the classroom by helping educators and students address questions like: How do some teachers in China teach about the environment? What do educators in South Africa do to address water issues with their students? This program takes the classroom beyond state and national boundaries to the global arena. Participants learn how others interact with their environment while gaining a different perspective on environmental, political, and social issues.

Mission

GET’s mission is to advance environmental and sustainability education worldwide through students and educators.

Goals

Through international partnerships, networks, courses and exchanges, GET accomplishes three main goals that promote the sustainability of the world’s natural resources.

  • To build a deeper understanding concerning the world’s diverse biosphere through cultural, educational, and international exchanges
  • To provide participants with professional development opportunities
  • To create leaders by helping participants develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work towards the protection and sustainability of the world’s biosphere

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Contributors and Support

GET was formed in 2003 through a collaborative effort between the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education (WCEE) and the Global Environmental Management (GEM) Education Center in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Base funding for the GET Program was provided by the Global Environmental Management Program through a cooperative agreement with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Contact

Susan Schuller, Program Coordinator
Global Environmental Teachings
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
403D LRC Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897, USA
Email: get@uwsp.edu
Telephone: 715-346-4150
Fax: 715-346-4698