EE Events

Green & Healthy Schools Solution Summit

Get inspired by the best place-based education practices in sustainability. Learn skills and content to advance school sustainability. Join with like-minded professionals in your field who believe education is the best way to make this world a better place. Walk away with practical steps to enhance your practice.

Schools are encouraged to bring a team. Contact for schools sending 3 or more representatives to receive a registration discount code.

Lunch is provided.

Keynote Speaker:
Colby MS/HS March 9th “LIKE GOOD COMPOST, SUSTAINABILITY CHANGE TAKES TIME” Speaker: Melissa Rickert, Sustainability Consultant
DescriptionHow long does it take to change a school’s culture? Three years is a pretty good start. Melissa spent three years as a consultant working closely with the Colby School District staff to identify opportunities and implement strategies that resulted in real change and a more sustainable school culture.

Register now:
Solutions Summit at Colby Middle/High School March 9, 2018

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Admission: $25/adult and $10/student for early bird

Free Green & Healthy Workshops – Bring Your Team!

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018  9 am to 3 pm

Teams of up to 4 from a school or district are encouraged to attend. Participants receive $100 to support substitute fees for attending or to put toward their sustainability project at school. Space is limited! Many thanks to Meemic Foundation for partnering with Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin to make these workshops possible. Note: You must be a Meemic Foundation Club Member or sign-up for their FREE membership before registering to take advantage of this offer.

Student and Staff Wellness – February 28, 2018 / Wausau, WI – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Movement throughout the day has been proven to increase brain activity. In this workshop, Green & Healthy Schools will share ways to incorporate more movement and wellness in our day to day routines at schools. Registration now open. Note: To waive registratoin fees and qualify for the stipend, you must be a Meemic Foundation Club Member. It is FREE to Join.

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

Wisconsin Water Thinkers Network

The 2018 Wisconsin Water Thinkers Network gathering will be held March 13th at the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District.  The gathering will provide an opportunity to create, connect and share water community engagement strategies and resources.

The event will include networking opportunities, application of systems thinking to MMSD’s education program, and tour of the facilities of interest and value to all professionals, students and volunteers who are involved in engaging the public around water. 

The gathering will focus on applying systems thinking to help MMSD develop their education programs, which will provide a “live” application of systems thinking that attendees can then use this in their own program design.

Note: the Gathering will include a walking tour of the MMSD treatment facility.

Sand Lake Conservation Camp

Wed.-Fri., June 20-22, 2018 at Camp Bird Youth Camp, Crivitz, WI

The 13th annual Sand Lake Conservation Camp will be held June 20-22 at Camp Bird Youth Camp, near Crivitz, WI.  This camp is for Wisconsin & Upper Michigan youth attending grades 6-8 in September.  It provides positive outdoor experiences, fosters an appreciation for nature, and introduces a variety of conservation & natural resources careers. Topics include wildlife ecology, water quality, fisheries, outdoor skills, and general summer camp activities.  $100 fee until May 18; after May 18 is $150. Cut-off date is June 1 and space is limited; registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.  Registration packet will be available by the end of February.  For more information, call 715-732-7784 or visit: & search for “Sand Lake” or “Sand Lake Conservation Camp”.

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

Nurturing STEM Exploration Outdoors: An Early Childhood Workshop

 Join us on February 27 for a one-day workshop with “Teaching STEM Outdoors: Activities for Young Children” author Patty Born Selly. This event is a part of the Preserving Early Childhood Conference taking place in Stevens Point February 27 – March 1.

Registration ($100) includes lunch and a copy of Patty’s book, “Teaching STEM Outdoors: Activities for Young Children.” Come dressed to head outside (remember, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing)! Scholarships of $50 are available.

This workshop is applicable for any parent or educator wanting to engage young children (up to age 8) in nature. Registration is not yet available; by completing this form we will send you more information about the event as details become available.

Thanks to the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin C.D. Besadny Fund for funding Patty Born Selly’s involvement in this workshop and to the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education for supporting scholarships and books.

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.

WCEE and CESA Professional Development Events

The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education is collaborating with several CESAs this fall and next spring to offer a series of professional development events. Substitute reimbursements up to $125 per workshop available! Graduate credit through UW-Stevens Point is also available for an additional cost if you attend two workshops.

Additional professional development opportunities include a number of workshops on Project Learning Tree’s new curriculum called e-units. Click here for additional information and the list of offerings.

Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP)
Professional Development Opportunities:

Visit this link for more details about these events.

  •  Utilizing the School Building as a Teaching Tool: Investigations in Energy Efficiency: Empower students and staff to be part of the energy solution through relevant experimentation using cutting-edge technology. This workshop utilizes the school building as a teaching tool to explore energy efficiency concepts and evaluate energy use through hands-on discovery and advice from energy professionals. Participants develop energy-savings action plans that meet demand for project- and STEM-based learning and link to future career options. The workshop will include time for collaboration and lesson planning, and a variety of ready-to-use activities will be supplied so teachers can integrate relevant lessons right away.
  • NRES 633 Energy Education: Concepts & Practices Online Course – $150!

The course addresses energy concepts relating to energy definitions, natural laws of energy, energy flows in living and non-living systems, and their relationships to understanding and evaluating environmental issues. Register here.

Professional Development Opportunities from LEAF, Wisconsin’s K-12 Forestry Education Program

Visit this link for more details about these events.

  • Step Outside and into Engagement: Outdoor Classroom Leadership

This workshop is designed to provide K-12 teachers with training in conducting class outside on any type of school grounds in order to engage and inspire students in learning. Substitute stipends available.

o   March 15, 2018 at CESA 4 in West Salem

  • Developing Elementary Literacy Skills through Outdoor Learning

Learn how to use the outdoors to engage elementary students and inspire the reading and writing process. Substitute stipends available.

o   April 19, 2018 at CESA 3 in Fennimore

  • Customized LEAF Workshop or In-Service at Your Site

Classroom-based or field-based professional development is customized to fit the needs and experience level of your staff.

Prairie Wetlands Learning Center

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