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LEAF-Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Education Program



Addressing Middle and High School Disciplinary Literacy through Forestry Education Workshop

This workshop is designed for the science, social studies or agriculture teacher who wants to gain practice with integrating disciplinary literacy skills into content area teaching and learning. Using examples provided from both outdoor and classroom-based forestry education activities, we will explore how to maximize CCSS-connected opportunities for reading, writing, speaking and listening within teachers’ existing curriculum. 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.

 



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Mishicot, WI
Mishicot High School
Filizetti 2/28 - 2/28 Fr 12:15 PM - 04:00 PM $0.00 View

Fire and Our Forests
Fire is a hot topic both worldwide and locally in Wisconsin. Did you know that the Wisconsin DNR responded to more than 700 wildland fire calls last year!? As people continue to move into forested areas, the potential for loss of property and lives increases. Yet, fire plays an important natural role in many forest ecosystems.

Join LEAF for a Wildland Fire Education workshop where K-12 educators will explore the history, socio-cultural issues, management, and current status of wildland fire in Wisconsin and beyond. Participants will receive the LEAF Wisconsin K-12 Wildland Fire Lesson Guide, Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Education Activity Guide, and other useful classroom resources. Activities will also include a tour of Treehaven’s fire ecology research plots.


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Tomahawk, WI
Treehaven
Flick 3/10 - 3/11 Tu We Varied $85.00 View

Step Outside and into Health and Wellness Engagement: Outdoor Classroom Leadership Workshop
Harness the benefits of the most interactive instruction possible: learning on school grounds, outside the four walls of the classroom. Conducting class outside offers many academic, social and emotional benefits for students. Studies link outdoor learning to improvement in attitudes toward school, increased student achievement, higher attendance, increased social development, and physical health benefits. Learning outdoors is even linked to a reduction of ADHD and ADD symptoms among some students. This workshop is designed for K-12 teachers who are new to conducting class outside and are looking to boost their skills with beginning level resources. Participants will become comfortable with conducting class outside on any type of school grounds (from urban concrete to rural forests) in order to engage and inspire students in learning. Guidelines, rules, safety considerations, resources and handouts will be provided so teachers have everything they need to lead confidently. Classroom management practices that fit within existing PBIS models and are specific to the outdoors will be discussed. The workshop will include time for collaboration and lesson planning, and a variety of ready-to-use activities will be supplied so teachers can implement outdoor learning right away. This workshop is in intended for teachers just beginning their adventure in teaching outdoors.

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Menasha, WI
Menasha Public Library
Flick 3/28 - 3/28 Sa 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM $75.00 View

Water Health and the Forest Connection: Tips & Tools to Study Local Water Resources

Water health and forest ecosystems go hand-in-hand, and school forests provide many opportunities for engaging students in learning about their environment. Whether in urban environments or the north woods, water is directly linked to trees and forests.  Join LEAF to become inspired to teach about water at your school forest, or other local site as we explore forest connections to water health from an individual tree to a watershed scale.



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Keshena, WI
Legend Lake Lodge
Flick 5/8 - 5/8 Fr 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM $75.00 View