EE Events


$1250 Scholarships for Amazon Rainforest PD Workshop

Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest

The July 1-11, 2019 Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru is a cross-curricular professional development workshop for K-12 formal and informal educators to learn and use: 

·         21st Century Instruction:  Inquiry-Based Exploration ~ NGSS ~ STEM ~ 5E

·         Inquiry Protocols & Resources:  Project Learning Tree ~ Cornell Lab of Ornithology ~ & More!

·         Global and Cultural Perspectives:  ~ Sustainability ~ Global Education ~ Indigenous Cultures

Join Al Stenstrup, Project Learning Tree; Dr. Nancy Trautmann, Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Kristie Reddick, The Bug Chicks; along with scientists Dr. Steve Madigosky, Widener University; and Randy Morgan, Curator/Entomologist, Cincinnati Zoo as you:  

·         Work side-by-side with scientists and researchers on citizen science projects and field studies on the ACTSPeru Rainforest Canopy Walkway in one of the world’s most biologically diverse environments. 

·         Explore conservation and sustainability via hands-on workshops with indigenous communities.

·         Spend a day in an Amazon village and explore the role of education in creating a sustainable future for Amazon children.

·         Work in grade-level cohorts to develop strategies for using the Amazon as a vehicle for incorporating  standards-based inquiry, STEM, and sustainability education into your classroom.

PLT Certification, BirdSleuth, and other resources included. Academic Credit and Machu Picchu Extension optional.  $1250 scholarship deadline February 1, 2019.  With a scholarship, Academy Program fees are $1345 (airfare not included).  Space is limited to 30 educators – Register early to secure your spot!

Get the details and download a syllabus and scholarship application at here.  Contact Educator Academy Director, Christa Dillabaugh, for more information: 


Phone:  1-800-431-2624.

Wisconsin River Paddle Day

Join us for a great day of paddling on the Wisconsin River! Funded by a grant from Fontana Sports & Patagonia, come and enjoy this great opportunity to get outdoors in the Madison area! Opportunities for all skill levels of canoe and kayakers.

When: Sunday, October 21st (see skill level programs for specific times)

Where: Upham Woods N194 County Road N Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Who: This day is open to the public

Cost: FREE

Click here for more information and to register!   

Back to Basics: MNA Conference 2018

  • November 9-11, 2018
  • Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
  • Lanesboro, MN
  • Click here for more information

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. The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education works with you to integrate environmental education into your curriculum and increase the sustainability of your school community. Various workshops and courses listed below also fulfill the DPI Environmental Education Stipulation. Look below for (EE Stipulation) to identify the approved opportunities.  Click here for more information.

Energy Education

Energize Your Curriculum with Renewable Energy Workshop (EE Stipulation)

  • CESA 1, Pewaukee – October 12
  • CESA 6, Oshkosh – November 15

Increasing Student Engagement and Literacy Skills through Energy Workshop (EE Stipulation)

  • CESA 12, Ashland – October 23
  • CESA 4, West Salem – November 14

Utilizing the School Building as a Teaching Tool: Investigations in Energy Efficiency Workshop (EE Stipulation)

  • CESA 5, Portage – November 5
  • CESA 6, Oshkosh – December 14
  • CESA 4, West Salem – January 23

NRES 633 Energy Education: Concepts and Practices Course (EE Stipulation)

  • Online – October 31-December 2

Forestry Education

Step Outside and Into Engagement: Outdoor Classroom Leadership Workshop (EE Stipulation)

  • CESA 12, Ashland – September 25
  • CESA 4, West Salem – October 24

Introduction to Forestry Education for the K-12 Classroom Workshop (EE Stipulation)

  • CESA 6, Oshkosh – January 18

Addressing Middle and High School Disciplinary Literacy through Forestry Education Workshop (EE Stipulation)

  • CESA 11, Turtle Lake – January 24
  • CESA 4, West Salem – March 5
  • CESA 3, Fennimore – March 26

Developing Elementary Literacy Skills through Outdoor Learning Workshop (EE Stipulation)

  • CESA 11, Turtle Lake – January 24
  • CESA 4, West Salem – April 11

Project Learning Tree

Project Learning Tree “Treemendous Science” Workshop for K-2 Teachers

  • Summit Environmental School, La Crosse – October 16
  • UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee – October 17
  • Madison Area – October 18

Working Toward a “Three-Dimensional” Approach to K-8 Science Learning Workshop (EE Stipulation)

  • CESA 3, Fennimore – October 23
  • CESA 4, West Salem – February 5

Using Project Learning Tree to Support K-8 Outdoor Learning

  • Hartje Nature Center, Reedsburg – October 18

Project Learning Tree Early Childhood Workshop

  • Ice Age Visitor Center, Campbellsport – October 25
  • Phillips Elementary School, Phillips – October 30

Project Learning Tree “Energy in Ecosystems” Workshop for 3rd-5th Grade Teachers

  • UW-Stevens Point – November 6

Project Learning Tree Climate Change and Our Forests Workshop for Secondary Educators

  • Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, Stevens Point – December 14

Project Learning Tree “Carbon & Climate” Workshop for 6th-8th Grade Teachers

Click here for more information

The Midwest Pesticide Action Center

The Midwest Pesticide Action Center (MPAC) would like to invite you to the Midwest Grows Green Lawn & Land Forum Workshop. This full-day workshop on Monday, October 29th at the Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park in Milwaukee will cover Natural Lawn Care and Integrated Pest Management progress in the Midwest. Both turf practitioners and experts will share the approaches they take to cost-effectively manage grass to minimize environmental and health risks.

I’m excited to announce that we just released the agenda (see for the Midwest Grows Green Lawn & Land Forum workshop  at the Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park, on Monday, October 29th. This workshop fosters peer-to-peer learning of best natural lawn care and Integrated Pest Management practices, policies, and strategies. Here are some of the highlights for the workshop:

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Please contact me with any questions regarding the event and we would greatly appreciate if you share this information with other park and school district staff that may be interested.

After the workshop, MPAC is hosting a fundraiser at Good City Brewing Company. Early-bird tickets are now available for $35 at that includes food, one beer and plenty of entertainment. All funds will go towards 2019 pesticide reduction work in Milwaukee County.


FREE Wisconsin Solar Tour Held Oct. 6th 

Join people across Wisconsin on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a state-wide Solar Tour, coordinated by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Homes and businesses throughout Wisconsin will open their doors to demonstrate and share strategies for energy-efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable living. Site tours are free and open to the public. This event is part of the ASES National Solar Tour, the nation’s largest grassroots solar event, involving 150,000 participants and 5,000 solar-energy sites. Learn more or register your site for the tour at 

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.

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.

Click here for more information.

Project Dragonfly

Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2019 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 2019 cohorts are being accepted now with place-based experiences provided at zoos in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, New York, San Diego, Seattle, and St. Louis.

Graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University.

Prairie Wetlands Learning Center

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