Exciting Workshops For Educators!
Get Out and Join the Fun!
Build your skill set, learn a new subject, and have fun – all at the same
time! Check out these upcoming workshops for educators and others!
G-WOW Changing Climate, Changing Culture Institute
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland, WI
A 4-day professional development
institute to help educators increase their climate literacy
and ability to guide studetns in investigating climate
change. In this Institute you will learn how to integrate
place-based evidence of climate change with the latest
climate research, evaluate the impacts of climate change on
the environment, cultures, and communities, infuse Ojibwe
traditional ecological knowledge and language components,
and much more! Best of all, it's FREE! To learn more,
click here and then
click on "G-WOW Institute."
Public Lecture: Climate, Rainfall and Wisconsin Communities
Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Monona, WI
A lecture presentation by David S.
Liebl, Statewide Outreach Specialist for UW-Extension, and
the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI).
Wisconsin's Climate is changing. Communities
throughout the state need to be prepared for heavier rains
and flooding, as well as drought and increased demand on
drinking water supplies. Learn how climate adaptation
can build resilience in communities facing these challenges.
This lecture goes from 6pm-7pm, and is free and open to the
public. It will be followed by a guided tour of the Aldo
Leopold Nature Center's Climate Science Education Center,
from 7pm-8pm. For more information,
Energy Institute for Educators
Energy, Sustainability, & Climate Change
August 4-6, 2014
Join us this
summer at the Wisconsin Energy Institute to explore the
frontiers of sustainable energy research and learn how to
engage students in contemporary science and engineering
challenges. The 3-day workshop (Aug. 4-6) provides the
opportunity for educators to engage in the breadth of
research and education resources at the UW-Madison Wisconsin
Energy Institute related to the theme of Energy,
Sustainability and Climate Change. Highlights include
lab tours, discussions with scientists and engineers,
hands-on experience with classroom materials, and support in
implementing energy, climate change and sustainability
lessons with your students.
The workshop is designed
primarily for grades 6-12 and introductory undergraduate
educators. Others welcome to apply. Teams of 2-4 educators
are encouraged, but not required. Participants receive
classroom materials and a $300 stipend. Applications
reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis.
Please click here for more details and application
Questions? Contact Leith Nye:
Indigenous Arts and Sciences for Schools and Communities
Learn how to monitor and care for
environmental resources using Ojibwe perspectives of land
and water stewardship. This workshiop will show you how to
design and implement a stewardship project in your school or
community through engaging interdisciplinary ativities that
explore science, math, social studies, art, and more.
Teachers, informal educators, community members, and
famillies are all encouraged to participate in a week of
exciting outdoor experiences! For information about the Lac
du Flambeau area program, contact Claire Shaller
608-262-9925), and for information on the Ashland area
program, contact Fawn YoungBear-Tibbetts
Field Station Natural
Summer & Fall 2014
Our workshops offer a unique opportunity to explore focused
topics in natural history under the guidance of noted
authorities. Hands-on field and laboratory investigations
teach ecology, evolution, use of taxonomic keys, and
techniques. The workshops present college-level instruction
and are designed to accommodate participants with a broad
range of experience. The only prerequisite for any of the
workshops is a keen interest in the topic. Enrollment in
each session is limited to 20, providing an informal
atmosphere and individualized instruction.
Learn more and see course titles, dates, and registration
Enrichment Series (Winter Enrichment Lecture)
Madison Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway,
Attend any or all of the ten
lectures in this fantastic winter series. Lecture topics
include landscape design, population dynamics of grey
wolves, earthworms, connecting people to birds through
mobile technology, planet genetics and evolution, and
archaeology. Lectures will be given by UW-Madison & Edgewood
professors & grad students as well as a Columbia University
professor and Wisconsin DNR faculty member. Learn more about
UW-Stevens Point, Online
Learning & Outdoor Classrooms
K-12 Forestry Education Program, offers many classes for
professional development. This spring's courses include
winter ecology and tree identification, forestry principles,
and human influence on Wisconsin's forests.
Click here for a complete list of courses and
information on registration.
this link often to see all the webinars that EE in Wisconsin
offers! There are webinars on education, EPA showcases, Farm
to School programs, gardening, wildlife conservation, and
more! They're always updating the site, so
click here and find a webinar that appeals to you!
WI K-12 Energy Education
Program - various locations
Each of the following courses is one graduate credit from
UW-Stevens Point. Scholarships are available (contact
jmollica[at]uwsp.edu eligibility and availability) and visit
"Professional Development" at
www.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee/keep/ for more information. Online
courses available, too.
Green & Healthy Schools Workshop
Earth Gauge and the
COMET Program are providing a series of free online courses
and training materials that address the connections between
weather and environment. These courses count for continuing
education credit thrugh the American Metorological Society's
certified broadcast meteorologist program. These one- and
two-hour classes are free, but registration is required.
Climate Change: Fitting the Pieces Together
Weather and Health
and the Built Environment
Watersheds: Connecting Weather
to the Environment
more and register...
Ongoing - Midwest Renewable Energy Association
MREA is a national leader in
providing high quality education and training programs for
consumers, businesses, and renewable energy system
installers. MREA offers workshops that cover a variety of
topics in renewable energy including:
- Photovoltaics or PV (solar electric)
- Residential Wind Systems
Domestic Hot Water/Solar Thermal Systems
Assessor Training & Certification
- Installer Training
- Renewable Energy Business
- Alternative Construction
information on workshop offerings visit:
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