EE Events


College and High School Students… 

YOU are invited to the first ever AEROSPACE JAM

We’ve got a special event especially designed for you on Saturday, October 21st.  Doors open at 1 pm.

  • NETWORK with aerospace industry leaders
  • DISCOVER available careers from some of the 300+ Wisconsin companies in the aerospace industry
  • EXPLORE academic programs.

YOU are invited to the first ever AEROSPACE JAM at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.  A half-day event, featuring many of the state’s Aerospace Industry companies, colleges and universities, and special guest speakers.  The day is capped off with a FREE ticket to the Milwaukee Bucks game.  Registration and attendance at the AEROSPACE JAM is required.  Space is limited as well as free tickets to attend the game, so register early! Don’t miss out on one of the largest STEM and Aerospace gatherings in Wisconsin! Register here.

Click here for additional information and guidelines for the event.


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.


2017 Place-Based Education Conference – November 9-11  

Place-based education is a powerful tool in education, environmental protection, and community development. The Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative and the SEMIS Coalition at Eastern Michigan University invite you to Ypsilanti, Michigan, for the 6th annual Place-based Education Conference, a one-of-a-kind gathering that will inform and inspire you.

Click here for more information and to register.


Planting the Seeds of Literature – November 9, 10

Join us to explore ways educators, librarians, and parents can integrate reading and writing into curricula and be inspired by the resources available from the natural world.

Click here for more information and to register.

 


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.


Community GroundWorks

We are excited to offer opportunities for families, individuals, and groups to get involved at our two youth garden sites from April through November. Whether you’re looking for a hands-in-the-dirt volunteer opportunity, a chance to build your skills as a gardener (or garden educator), or a kid-friendly garden adventure, we think you’ll find kindred spirits, and plenty of reasons to come back for more! Programs include:

Family Field Trips
Workshops for Educators and Families
Volunteer Days

For more info click here.


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

Visit this link for more details about these events.

  • Increasing Student Engagement and Literacy Skills through Energy – CESA 4, West Salem – Oct. 17 – Register here

IInfuse relevant information and various teaching methods into content area while increasing student engagement and energy literacy.

  • Increasing Student Engagement and Literacy Skills through Energy – CESA 3, Fennimore – Nov. 3 – Register here

Infuse relevant information and various teaching methods into content area while increasing student engagement and energy literacy.

  • Increasing Student Engagement and Literacy Skills through Energy – CESA 1, Pewaukee – Nov. 14 – Register here

Infuse relevant information and various teaching methods into content area while increasing student engagement and energy literacy.

  • Energize Your Curriculum with Renewable Energy – CESA 6, Oshkosh – Nov. 16 – Register here

This workshop offers hands-on activities, class discussions, and classroom-based applications to help analyze energy information and create strategies and techniques to enhance students’ understanding of renewable energy.

  • Utilizing the School Building as a Teaching Tool: Investigations in Energy Efficiency – CESA 6, Oshkosh – Dec. 7 – Register here

Empower students and staff to be part of the energy solution through relevant experimentation using cutting-edge technology.

  • Increasing Student Engagement and Literacy Skills through Energy – CESA 6, Oshkosh Dec. 15 – Register here

Infuse relevant information and various teaching methods into content area while increasing student engagement and energy literacy.

  • 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   October 12, 2017 at CESA 3 in Fennimore

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   November 8, 2017 at CESA 4 in West Salem

o   April 19, 2018 at CESA 3 in Fennimore

  • Introduction to Forestry Education for the K-12 Classroom

This introductory workshop will present principles, activities and techniques to integrate hands-on forestry education into the K-12 science, social studies, agriculture, mathematics, technology education, ELA, and general elementary classroom. Substitute stipends available.

o   December 6, 2017 at CESA 1 in Pewaukee

  • 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.


Professional Development Opportunities from Project Learning Tree

Visit this link for more details about these events.

  • Energy in Ecosystems E-Unit Training for 3rd-5th Grade Teachers

Receive training in PLT’s new 3rd-5th grade e-unit, which helps students investigate the ways organisms depend on each other to survive and thrive. PLT’s cutting-edge new e-units are constructed around the NGSS, aligned with Common Core and the C3 Framework, and organized in a 5E model.

o   October 2, 2017 at UW-Superior

o   November 1, 2017 at UW-Madison Arboretum

  • Carbon & Climate E-Unit Training for 6th-8th Grade Teachers

Receive training in PLT’s new 6th-8th grade e-unit, which introduces students to some of the complex issues involved in climate change. PLT’s cutting-edge new e-units are constructed around the NGSS, aligned with Common Core and the C3 Framework, and organized in a 5E model.

o   October 3, 2017 at UW-Superior

o   November 2, 2017 at UW-Madison Arboretum

  • Creating a Safe and Healthy School Environment

Attend this free Green & Healthy Schools workshop and receive training in Project Learning Tree’s GreenSchools curriculum. Find more details at this link.

  • ONLINE FORMAT: PLT Early Childhood or K-8 Training

Available on demand, on your own timeline.