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International Wolf Center Educator Day

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The International Wolf Center is a leader in providing wolf education. Join us for our International Wolf Symposium Educator Day to bring relevant, science-based activities and knowledge to your students. Registration for the day includes: breakfast, lunch, daily break refreshments, materials and a copy of the International Wolf Center’s Gray Wolves Gray Mattercurriculum.

Click here for more information.


Wisconsin School Garden Network

The Wisconsin School Garden Network supports educational garden programs at early care & education sites, schools, community centers, and organizations throughout Wisconsin by providing free resourcesworkshops, webinarsstories, and more. We define “garden” broadly to include anything from growing in containers indoors to having a greenhouse or an aquaponics system to a couple of raised beds or a larger garden outside.
We are mapping the growing garden-based education movement in Wisconsin. There are already more than 200 garden programs on our Wisconsin School Garden Network Map. This map is a way to visualize how important gardening, nutrition, and physical activity have become in the education of Wisconsin’s young people.
When you add yourself to the Wisconsin School Garden Network Map, you are helping to define education in Wisconsin.
Every week, through the end of April, we will be choosing randomly from the programs listed on our map to win prizes, including heirloom seeds, Fiskars trowels, and more!

Wolf Ridge Naturalist Training ProgramWisconsin

Wolf Ridge offers Professional Development opportunities ranging from internships to graduate studies in:

Natural History Studies, Sustainable Living, Experiential Education, Live Animal Care, Adventure Education, Organic Farming, and more…


 Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom Workshop

All Who Teach Children are Invited to …

  • Explore innovative ways to use an outdoor classroom during this K-12 immersion workshop held concurrently with the Summer Explorers Biology
    Camp for youth entering 5th and 6th grades.
  • Observe professionals and apply outdoor classroom methods by leading the same youth daily, outdoors, in a supportive team teaching environment.
  • Gain knowledge and real world experience with the prairie pothole ecosystem.

Benefits

For full workshop completion, each participant receives…

  • Certificate for 30 clock hours and free lodging option in the on-site dormitory.
  • Hands-on practice using weather monitoring equipment, field guides, field journal, and more.
  • Printed copy of the Compass to Nature booklet

Registration Brochure

  • Sign-up on-line at Friends of Prairie Wetlands starting
    February 15, 2018. Cost is $50.

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Free Green & Healthy Workshops – Bring Your Team!

Outdoor Learning Workshop – April 24, 2018 / Madison, WI
Green & Healthy Schools is partnering with Sustain Dane and Community Groundworks on this outdoor learning workshop. Gain skills and teaching techniques for using the outdoors as an extension of your classroom.

Registration for each opportunity opens 6 weeks prior to the event. Check back here or email Susan.Schuller@uwsp.eduto receive notification when registration becomes available or to gain more information.

Note: To qualify for the stipend, participants need to sign up for a free club membership with Meemic Foundation.

Presented by:
Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin
Green & Healthy Schools Coordinator WA/5
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI United States 53707-7921


Sand Lake Conservation Camp

Two unique conservation summer camp opportunities are available for middle and high school students this summer in northern Wisconsin.  Upper Peninsula youth are also welcome.

Middle school youth (entering 6-8th grade in fall) are invited to attend Sand Lake Conservation Camp at Camp Bird near Crivitz (Marinette County) from June 20-22, 2018.  The fee is $100 ($150 after May 18th) and includes room, board, t-shirt, and all activities/programs. Visit www.marinettecounty.com (search for “Sand Lake” or “Conservation Camp”) for more information.  Registrations not accepted after June 1st and are first-come, first-served; space is limited and camp usually fills quickly. The registration packet is available online, or you can request it via mail.  For more information or to request registration materials, please call Anne Bartels, Education Specialist/Camp Director, at 715-732-7784 or email abartels@marinettecounty.com.

High school youth (entering 9-12th grade in fall; must be 17 or under) are invited to participate in the Wisconsin Land + Water Conservation Association Youth Conservation Camp,  June 18-22 at the North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters (Vilas County, www.discoverycenter.net).  Wildlife programs, habitat restoration projects, daily field trips, teambuilding activities, and hands-on activities provide an in-depth look at natural resources management and careers.  Registration fee is $250 and covers all programs, meals, snacks, lodging, and a t-shirt.  The deadline is June 1.  Register online at: http://wisconsinlandwater.org/events/youth-conservation-camps or contact Kim Warkentin at the Wisconsin Land + Water Conservation Association at 608-441-2677 or email kim@wisconsinlandwater.org.

These camps provide fun outdoor experiences, help foster an appreciation for nature, and introduce a variety of opportunities in natural resources and conservation careers.  Natural resource professionals present programs on wildlife, habitat, water quality, fisheries, forestry, outdoor skills, and more. Engaging speakers and interesting topics give campers an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities, learn outdoor skills, make friends, participate in typical ‘summer camp’ experiences, and enjoy Wisconsin’s beautiful Northwoods.  Contact your local county Land & Water Conservation or UW-Extension office for any available scholarships offered.

Sand Lake Conservation Camp Registration

Sand Lake Conservation Camp Frequently Asked Questions


Rise Up & Write

Rise Up & Write – an advocacy writing camp for high school writers – had an incredibly inspiring and successful first run during summer 2017 and is gearing up for growth in summer 2018.  The need for young people to be equipped to speak out and speak up has never been stronger and we need your help to connect with young people ready for this opportunity!
This Summer 2018 will feature four unique Rise Up & Write offerings:
  • Youth Voices for Human Rights: June 18 – 22 & 25 – 29 @ UW Madison Campus
  • Youth Voices for the Environment: July 9 – 13 & 16 – 20 (Location TBA)
  • Youth Voices for Human Rights: July 23 – 27 @ UW Madison Campus
    • *Special One-Week Session!*
  • Advocacy to Activism: August 6 – 20 & 13 – 17
    • Open to students who have participated in a previous “Youth Voices” session (summer 2017 or 2018).
A couple of FAQs to help you promote Rise Up & Write…
  • Pricing
    • The total cost of a two-week camp is $600 and a one week camp is $350.  Partial scholarships of $100 per week, made possible by the National Writing Project, will be available to all participants accepted and registered by May 1, 2018.
      • *Additional needs-based scholarship can be requested in the application process.*
  • Students should plan to attend Rise Up & Write for the entire session
Please share the attached flyers and talk with students who you think would be a good fit for the program.  Students should complete this application by March 16, 2018

Project Dragonfly

Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2018 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences in 16 countries throughout the world.

Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master’s degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master’s part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad.

Project Dragonfly also offers the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) master’s degree that combines web instruction from Miami University with experiential learning and field study through several AIP Master Institutions in the U.S. Applications for Miami’s 2018 cohorts are being accepted now with place-based experiences provided at zoos in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, New York, San Diego, and Seattle.

Graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University.


Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education Summer Workshops

Become Your Best Teacher!

Get inspired and reignite your passion by using the environment to advance student learning. Connect your curriculum to standards-based activities using the outdoors. Advance your utility of place-based resources to engage learners. This summer series of one-day workshops offered by the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education allows participants to select from a suite of offerings. Workshops run from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (certificates provided for 7 hours of professional development). Participants can attend one or more workshops-take as many as you’d like! Titles include:

  • Broaden Your Reach Through Birds
  • Working Toward a “Three Dimensional” Approach to K-8 Science Learning
  • Introduction to Forestry Education for the K-12 Classroom
  • Disconnect to Reconnect – Building Your Wellness and Wonder through Nature
  • Energy Curriculum for Real-world STEM Education
  • Energize Your Curriculum with Renewable Energy
  • Connect, Explore, Engage: Linking the New Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Standards to Your Current Practice

The cost is $75 per workshop. University credit is available through UW-Stevens Point for those who attend two workshops. Tuition scholarships available. Register Now!


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