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!
Visit our calendar here for more information on specific workshops.
Nature Net Member Offerings
Aldo Leopold Foundation
The Woodland School at ALF assists people who are responsible for managing public or private lands in creating and realizing their own conservation vision. Courses often include chainsaw safety, controlled burn workshops, and invasive species identification and eradication. Programs topics also include art, writing, classes for women and backyard ecology.
Aldo Leopold Nature Center
Aldo Leopold Nature Center often offers training in programs such as Project Learning Tree, Project Wild & WET, LEAF, or KEEP. Check the website for offerings. They also often host free evening public lectures on timely environmental topics.
Community GroundWorks at Troy Gardens
Wisconsin School Garden Initiative
The School Garden Initiative produces tool-kits and publications for schools/staff to use in planning and creating school garden spaces. They often offer teacher training through hands-on courses and webinars. Find details under Professional Development.
International Crane Foundation
One Helps One Program
Support education for young women in rural China by pairing American classrooms with a sponsor and students in China. ICF’s international education programs give educators the opportunity to cross cultural and political boundaries through a shared concern for the future of cranes and the environment.
Winter Enrichment Lectures
Attend any or all of the ten lectures in this fantastic winter series. Lectures focus on topics such as landscape design, population dynamics, invasive species, natural history, genetics, evolution, and archaeology. Lectures are presented by UW-Madison & Edgewood professors, grad students as well as visiting professors Wisconsin DNR faculty and other experts.
Other Wisconsin & On-line Courses
Environmental Education in Wisconsin.org
Check 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!
Green & Healthy Schools
Teacher and Leader Workshops
The Green & Healthy Schools program, supported by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the Wisc. DNR and the Wisc. Center for Environmental Education often offers teacher workshops and training to support making your school green and healthy. Check in for updates or sign up to receive announcements.
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 such as Photovoltaics, Residential Wind Systems, Solar Domestic Hot Water/Solar Thermal Systems and Renewable Energy Business.
National Environmental Education Foundation
NEEF provides a series of free online courses and training materials that address the connections between weather and environment. These courses count for continuing education credit through the American Meteorological Society’s certified broadcast meteorologist program. These one- and two-hour classes are free, but registration is required.
UW Milwaukee Field Station
Field Station Natural History Workshops
The Field Station regularly offers programs for adults (available for college credit) that include topics such as Vegetation of Wisconsin, Wildlife Monitoring, Geology, Plant Identification, Invasive Species Management, and Restoration. Hands-on field and laboratory investigations are hosted by noted authorities.
UW-Stevens Point, Online Learning & Outdoor Classrooms
LEAF Professional Development
Wisconsin’s 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.
Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program
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.