Winter Workshop

EnCOMPASSing: Progress, Perspectives, and Possibilities in EE

January 19-21, 2018        Treehaven, Tomahawk, WIWWlogo

The Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education invites you to join us at the 2018 WAEE Winter Workshop on January 19-21, 2018 at Treehaven, in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. This year’s theme is EnCOMPASSing: Progress, Perspectives, and Possibilities in EE.
  • Progress: How are leaders advancing their organizations and the field of EE?
  • Perspectives: How can we expand our understanding of the nature, people, and society around us to be more diverse and inclusive?
  • Possibilities: How can we deepen our capacity to engage and inspire learners through hands-on ideas, resources, and collaboration?

Winter Workshop runs from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. We are lining up a great concurrent sessions in these themes. You’ll have the opportunity to network, participate in hands-on sessions and try out some skis or snowshoes. Saturday night we will have live music, a silent auction, and local brews from the Minocqua Brewing Company. Bring homemade items or donations from your organization to help support our scholarship fund through the silent auction. There will be learning and fun all weekend long!

New this year, we have embedded a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Short Course into the weekend. Say “yes” to this in your registration if you want to spend the weekend immersed in these topics. The Short Course is designed such that you will attend sessions only in this track for the entire Winter Workshop. See below for course details. 

Registration Closed

Email to be placed on the Winter Workshop wait list.

Session Schedule & Program Guide

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Short Course Description

Courses for College Credit – UWSP

Become a Winter Workshop Sponsor


Keynote Speaker

This year’s Keynote Speaker is August Marie Ball, founder of Cream City Conservation. After a decade of working in the environmental field, August, a woman of color, and citizen of the world, noticed a theme: Lack of representation of people of color in leadership positions and a lack of knowledge on how to address the existing organizational culture which led to such homogeneity in the first place. August helps schools and environmental organizations address land stewardship needs through the creation of equitable green career pipelines. Any organization can increase engagement of traditionally underrepresented populations and build access through her trainings because she helps them identify (and provides tools) for interrupting unconscious bias and disrupting institutional roadblocks.

Brutal Gourmet

Come help prepare your Saturday dinner ala cast iron al fresco.
Main course, dessert, much frivolity, good friends.
Who knows what road kill lurks beside the lane?
• A Repast with the Brutal Gourmet
• Participants must pre-register (if you have already registered, email Lynn at to change your meal plan)
• 5:00-6:30 at the Bear Track Lounge Patio
• Set up at 4:30, come help if possible

Questions? Contact Lynn at


Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors & Supporters

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