EE Events


Lake Superior: Natural Resources, Culture, and Climate Change Workshop

The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point is offering a Lake Superior: Natural Resources, Culture, and Climate Change workshop in Ashland, Bayfield, and Iron County on September 14 – 17.

This workshop is designed to provide students and educators with first-hand exposure to the impacts of climate change while providing the tools and activities needed to effectively communicate these impacts. A full description, itinerary, and registration can be found on our website:

STEAM Point Days

UWSP Continuing Education is looking for energetic presenters to take part in STEAM Point Days (formerly known as STEM Exploration Days). STEAM Point Days are offered by UWSP Continuing Education and Outreach via three annual events. The two larger events are held at UWSP with one in November for boys and one in February for girls, both catering to students in grades 7 and 8. The third event is for boys and girls in grades 6 – 8 and is held at Treehaven in May. This is a great way for you and/or your students to showcase passions and inspire middle school students to consider a major in your department.

Presenters may provide one to three, one-hour, hands-on STEAM workshops at the UW-Stevens Point events and up to four, 40-minute workshops at the Treehaven event. Workshops are intended to engage and interest students into entering STEM careers with an understanding that the “A” within STEAM is an essential piece of being successful within STEM careers.

If you have STEAM workshop topic idea and are interested in presenting to area youth at one or more events, please complete the workshop proposal form. Workshops are typically limited to less than 25 students and we can adjust capacity to meet accommodate your plans.

For more information on STEAM Point Days visit:

Event dates and Workshop Proposal Form Deadlines: 

  • STEAM Achieve for Boys: Friday, November 2, 2018 (Workshop Proposal Deadline: September 6, 2018)
  • STEAM Achieve for Girls: Friday, February 15, 2019 (Workshop Proposal Deadline: November 30, 2018)
  • STEAM Achieve at Treehaven: Friday, May 3, 2019 (Workshop Proposal Deadline: February 8, 2019)\

STEAM is an educational and integrated approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics, where principles of the arts-the creative process, critique and innovation-support critical thinking used in areas of STEM. STEAM education encompasses a larger pallet of learning resulting in students who are thoughtful risk takers, persistent and collaborative problem-solvers, and experiential learners”.

Solar Central Wisconsin 2.0

MREA’s Solar Central Wisconsin 2.0 has now launched. This is a series of 20 FREE one-hour events that teaches people about the basics of solar, its financial implications for a households/businesses, and how the solar group buy program works. Program schedule and other information is available at and

Each one-hour event is the same as the next, just at a different location, so you would only need to attend one event to get all necessary information.

For questions, please contact Ryan at the MREA at , or 715-592-6595 Ext 105.

Environmental Education Update:  The compass to Nature

August 23, 2018

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Join us August 23 as we explore the innovative Compass to Nature approach to teaching in the outdoor classroom. Just as a navigational compass enables us to guide our way outside, the Compass to Nature provides unfailing direction for all who seek to lead others in the development of a caring relationship with the world we live in. During this introductory presentation, you will find out more about how you can use your local environment, a study of naturalists, regular field journaling, phenology, and the sense of wonder to effectively connect people with nature. It works anywhere, any time of year, with children and adults.

The Compass to Nature grew from the internationally-recognized Prairie Science Class partnership at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, part of the Fergus Falls Wetland Management District in Minnesota. Your presenters are Mona Davis, Fergus Falls Public Schools 4th grade Prairie Science Class teacher and Molly Stoddard, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

No registration! Join Us:
Call In: 1-866-732-8654;
Participant Passcode: 18374033#.

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

August 18: PWLC 20th Anniversary Celebration: Monarchs, Music, and

More! (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Educators have played a crucial role in the creation and growth of the PWLC over the last 20

years. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the many milestones we have reached – together!
This free event will feature monarch tagging, live music, root beer floats, guided hikes, and

Playing Naturally Natural Playspace Design Workshop Plants for Green Schoolyards

Saturday, August 25, 2018 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

During this design workshop, participants will learn ways to include native plants in their school yard to attract pollinators, produce sensory experiences, create quiet havens or build structures. Phyllis McKenzie, Playing Naturally playspace designer, naturalist, and permaculturist will help participants discover how to choose and care for native plants that will enhance your schoolyard, garden, outdoor classroom or playspace. We’ll experience these plants with all our senses as we tour Riveredge and our permaculture farm.

4458 County Rd Y Saukville, WI 53080

International Wolf Center Educator Day

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The International Wolf Center is a leader in providing wolf education. Join us for our International Wolf Symposium Educator Day to bring relevant, science-based activities and knowledge to your students. Registration for the day includes: breakfast, lunch, daily break refreshments, materials and a copy of the International Wolf Center’s Gray Wolves Gray Mattercurriculum.

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Wolf Ridge Naturalist Training ProgramWisconsin

Wolf Ridge offers Professional Development opportunities ranging from internships to graduate studies in:

Natural History Studies, Sustainable Living, Experiential Education, Live Animal Care, Adventure Education, Organic Farming, and more…

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.

Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education Summer Workshops

Become Your Best Teacher!

Get inspired and reignite your passion by using the environment to advance student learning. Connect your curriculum to standards-based activities using the outdoors. Advance your utility of place-based resources to engage learners. This summer series of one-day workshops offered by the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education allows participants to select from a suite of offerings. Workshops run from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (certificates provided for 7 hours of professional development). Participants can attend one or more workshops-take as many as you’d like! Titles include:

  • Broaden Your Reach Through Birds
  • Working Toward a “Three Dimensional” Approach to K-8 Science Learning
  • Introduction to Forestry Education for the K-12 Classroom
  • Disconnect to Reconnect – Building Your Wellness and Wonder through Nature
  • Energy Curriculum for Real-world STEM Education
  • Energize Your Curriculum with Renewable Energy
  • Connect, Explore, Engage: Linking the New Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Standards to Your Current Practice

The cost is $75 per workshop. University credit is available through UW-Stevens Point for those who attend two workshops. Tuition scholarships available. Register Now!

Environmental Education Summer Courses

NRES 621: Integrating Artistry and Forestry (More Info:

NRES 703: Leadership and Development in Natural Resources Organizations: Leadership Theories and Practice (More Info.:

NRES 755: Developing Curriculum for Non-Formal Environmental Education Settings (More Info.:

NRES 767: Fundamental of Natural and Cultural Interpretation (More Info.:

“The Young Conservationist and Your School Forest” Teacher Professional Development Opportunity, Class ACT Charter School, Park Falls, August 7-8

Teachers will be immersed in a 2-day professional development experience which allows them to develop their knowledge of using their school forest for learning, while increasing their knowledge of wildlife and young forest management as high-quality project-based learning (PBL).

Participating teachers will explore wildlife species, habitat development, and future forest improvements, all while immersed in the project-based experience itself–you become the students and the students become the teachers. Participants will also learn how to use technology to guide PBL and inquiry without reliable internet access. Learn more and register!

Integrating Artistry and Forestry, MacKenzie Center, Poynette, August 11-12

Art teachers—learn how to integrate art and nature through hands-on activities and experiences while immersed in the beauty of the outdoors with the new art curriculum from LEAF, Wisconsin’s K-12 Forestry Education Program. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently teach in the outdoor classroom and integrate art lessons with forestry content.  Note: this course is intended for K-12 art teachers. Learn more and register!

Prairie Wetlands Learning Center

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