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Digital Observation Technology Skills (DOTS) Training

September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

DOTS Training Events cover the basics of DOTS kits tool use, background history of the program, and teaching methodology for the kits. They are minimum six hours long and include observational and inquiry-based instruction methods, tool use as it relates to enhancing observation, data collection, and a detailed presentation about the research-based background, methodology, and the DOTS approach to modern environmental education.

DOTS Training Events are scheduled on a first come, first served basis provided Upham Woods staff have availability in their schedule. For this reason it is recommended prospective trainees contact Upham Woods 3-6 months in advance of their desired training date. Staff time for trainings are charged an hourly rate of $75 for 11 hours which includes preparation, evaluation, and instruction ($825). Training resources for the single day, 6-8 hour training event includes two DOTS kits for use during the training only, one instructor, and print resources for up to 10 individuals. Additional kits can be requested for training events at $25 per kit. Round trip mileage to and from Wisconsin Dells is charged an additional $0.54/mile.

If your organization is interested in hosting a DOTS Training, follow this link to the DOTS Lending Interest Form and indicate that you have not received a DOTS Training. You will then be able to request a training; an Upham Woods staff member will be in contact with you with further scheduling details.

There is an upcoming DOTS Training on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Wehr Nature Center.  The training takes place from 9AM – 3:30 PM.  This training session is covered by a grant and will be of no cost to participants. Lunch will be provided and pre-registration is required. Please email Tempestt Morgan at tempestt.morgan@wisc.edu to register for this training.


September 7, 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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