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Information for the WAEE Newsletter
Opportunities
Organization Spotlight
Upcoming Events

NAAEE Conference

Be part of something bigger!  October 19-22, 2016

We bring the brightest minds together to advance environmental literacy and civic engagement through the power of education to create a more sustainable future for all. 

REGISTER

Register now and join us in Madison for the largest gathering of environmental educators in North America.

DONATE

Support NAAEE

By donating to NAAEE, you are supporting a growing network of educators and institutions who are delivering environmental education in every corner of the planet—from school rooms to board rooms to backyards.

JOIN OR RENEW

Become an NAAEE Member or Renew Your Membership

Learn about the benefits of becoming a member of this vibrant, international network.

 
Watch Celebration of Excellence Award Winner Videos
Donate in Honor of 2016 Award Winners
Watch the 'Wisconsin Children's Outdoor Heritage' Video

Please use this form to share information you would like included in the WAEE newsletter. The newsletter is a benefit of WAEE membership. Let us know what you would like to see included. 

Mequon Nature Preserve is 438-acres of woodlands, wetlands, prairies and open fields. Visitors come from throughout the region to engage in environmental science programs and nature-based recreation activities such as hiking, bird watching and cross country skiing. Its primary building is the PieperPower Education Center, which is a 12,000 sq. ft. multi-use classroom and conference facility renovated to sustainable standards. In addition to housing Mequon Nature Preserve, Inc. (MNP Inc.) offices and programs, the building and grounds demonstrate sustainable technologies, materials and practices. Learn more
Wisconsin Schools Go Outside Fund (GO Fund)

Get money to take your students outside! The Wisconsin Environmental Education Foundation is excited to announce the launch of our third Wisconsin Schools Go Outside Fund (GO Fund) thanks to support from our generous program sponsors: the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board (Lead Sponsor) and the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association (Supporting Sponsor). Teachers in Wisconsin public schools, including early childhood educators, may apply to the Wisconsin Environmental Education Foundation's GO Fund pilot program to receive funding for outdoor forestry education field experiences that support topics currently being taught in the applicant’s curriculum.  Teachers of all grade levels and subject areas are encouraged to apply no later than October 15th, 2016 at midnight. Staff at the field study site location may apply on behalf of the teacher with the teacher's permission.  Thank you for helping us spread the word by sharing this message and/or link with your networks:  www.WISGO.org
We want every student in Wisconsin to go outside to learn and play. If you want to help us make this happen, you can contribute to the GO Fund through a partnership with your organization or through an individual contribution.  "Buy A Seat on A Bus" for as little as $10, or become a GO Fund Sponsor for $500 or more.  Click here to donate now or contact jesse.haney@wisconsinEEfoundation.org for more information about the GO Fund and Sponsor Benefits.
Winter Workshop Call for Proposals

Plans are underway for an amazing Winter Workshop at Treehaven on January 20-22, 2017.  
The theme is : Awaken the Wonder
Call for Proposals deadline is November 30.

 
WAEE Board of Directors Nominations

IS THIS YOUR TIME TO STEP FORWARD?
WAEE is seeking passionate environmental educators to serve on its Board of Directors.
If you are looking for a great way to meet and network with other environmental educators from around the state, this is an extraordinary opportunity. Board members need to be creative, open-minded, willing to tackle board responsibilities and committed to working for one of the best state EE associations in the country. Nominations are due by November 1, 2016.

 
New Leopold Education Project Curriculum Coming November 1

The Aldo Leopold Foundation is pleased to announce the release of an updated Leopold Education Project Curriculum!

This new resource is a consolidation of the best lessons from the wide array of resources developed through LEP over the years, and includes content adapted from Lessons in a Land Ethic (1994), Exploring the Outdoors with Aldo Leopold (2009), and the Habitat Discovery Series (2014).

The new curriculum will debut at the upcoming NAAEE conference in Madison, and will be available for purchase online by November 1. Learn more

Opportunities

 

The UW-Madison Arboretum is currently searching for an Environmental Education Coordinator. Click here for more information.


Green Teacher Discount for WAEE Members
This non-profit magazine for youth educators has recently agreed to provide a $2 discount off any of its one year subscriptions, and $3 off its two year subscriptions, to all WAEE members.  Green Teacher has recently re-invented itself. While subscribers continue to receive four quarterly issues of the magazine, they now enjoy full access to Green Teacher’s 55+ webinars. Learn more

Warm up with Webinars!
Green Teacher's upcoming webinars are an interactive way for educators to continue learning about key environmental topics. Our professional development webinar series features some of the most important thinkers in the field of environmental education addressing vital and relevant topics. 
We have six webinars scheduled in the coming months. Registration is FREE and one can obtain a certificate upon completion.
 Learn more and sign up

eeNEWS Newsletter
The latest news, resources, and opportunities in the ee community
EE in WI Newsletter 
Discover environmental education in Wisconsin                            

Upcoming Events


Children's & Young Adult Literature Conference
November 4, 2016
PLANTING THE SEEDS OF LITERATURE

The Children’s and Young Adult Literature Conference is a one-day symposium for educators, including public librarians, teachers, child care providers, parents, and college students enrolled in fields related to education. Held at Northland College, this conference will include breakout sessions, keynote speakers, vendors, book signing, networking time, and lunch.  Learn more.


 

Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area 2016 Fall Events

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Miami University
Project Dragonfly

Now accepting applications for 2017 
Earth Expeditions 
Earth Expeditions is a groundbreaking global program supporting university courses, degree programs, and collaborative projects that are making a difference in Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Through Earth Expeditions courses, our mission is to build an alliance of individuals with first-hand knowledge of inquiry-driven, community-based learning for the benefit of ecological communities, student achievement, and global understanding.
Global Field Program
The Global Field Program (GFP) brings Master’s degree candidates, scientists, educators, community leaders, and others together at conservation hotspots in AfricaAsia, Australia, and the Americasfor firsthand experience with inquiry-driven education, environmental stewardship, and global understanding. 

Advanced Inquiry Program
The Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) offers a ground-breaking master's degree that combines web-based graduate courses through Miami University with face-to-face experiential and field study at some of the nation's premiere community learning institutions. 
Graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University.

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