June WAEE Newsletter
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Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center provides educational opportunities to youth, youth leaders, and adults through programs focused on environmental and leadership education.  Operating since 1941, Upham Woods is a model residential outdoor learning center, managed by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. The center sits on a prime location on the Wisconsin River, two miles north of the Wisconsin Dells, offering an excellent “river classroom” to study...Learn more 
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Hello world changing friends!   We need your help! 

NAAEE is seeking real-world stories of how environmental education has benefited K-12 students and teachers, and we would love to hear from you! Specifically, we are seeking EE “poster” students and teachers to showcase how EE has benefitted the learning and lives of participating students and teachers.
Your stories and insights will contribute to our Anecdotes to Evidence (A2E) initiative, a project we’ve spearheaded with Stanford University to substantiate inspiring stories from across the field with empirical evidence. 
We are seeking short stories, reflections, insights, and quotes from students, teachers, and parents who have experienced or observed rewarding EE programs. We would love to hear yours! Please email Kristen Kunkle, our fabulous A2E project manager at to learn more or contribute your stories, quotes, and reflections. 
Thank you for considering this request, and we hope to hear from you soon!
Announcing the release of:
Teaching in Nature's Classroom: Core Principles of Garden-Based Education by Nathan Larson
In this publication, veteran farm and garden educator Nathan Larson shares a philosophy of teaching in the garden through fifteen guiding principles and engaging stories from the field. 

Thanks to funding from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, free ebook and paperback editions are currently available. Visit the
Wisconsin School Garden Network  to learn more about this publication and other free school garden resources.


Graduate Assistantship at CWES
There is currently an open graduate assistantship available at CWES.
Position starts July 1, 2016.  Click here to view job description.

Nature Center Interns of Access
Riveredge Nature Center, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, and Wehr Nature Center are seeking summer interns who self-identify as having a disability and qualify for disability-related services at a school, technical college, or university. Interns will assist with a wide variety of activities at the nature centers and complete a project related to inclusion or accessibility. This a paid internship. Contact for application information.

Get Recognition for Sustainability Efforts at your Early Learning Center! 
Early learning institutions are eligible to apply for U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools recognition. This recognition is given for achievements in reducing environmental impacts and costs, improving health and wellness, and providing environmental education.
Applications are available through Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin, a state level recognition program. If your early learning center provides kindergarten, it is also eligible for Green & Healthy Schools recognition

Volunteer with the Wisconsin State Park System
If you like to spend time in the outdoors, interacting with other park visitors, and you care about protecting our natural resources - then Wisconsin State Parks needs you!
See the current listing for 2016 season openings for the following volunteer positions:
Naturalist, Nature Center Host, Campground Host, Visitor Services, 
Special Projects Volunteer, Adopt A Trail
Get outdoors and help make this summer the very best at our state parks, trails, and forests!

Employment Opportunities
at  Conserve School
Check the Conserve School website for employment opportunities.

Welty Environmental Center
Program Director
Job Description
June 30, 2016 deadline
Program Director/Teacher/Naturalist

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

Upcoming KEEP Energy Education Courses
All courses are worth 1 graduate credit from UW-Stevens Point (some are available as Audit)
Course Fee: $100 unless otherwise noted (assumes scholarship granted)
Visit KEEP's Professional Development Calendar 
Central Wisconsin Area
NRES 632 Doable Renewables: Renewable Energy Education in the Classroom
 - Location: Milladore Dates: June 20 & 21 – Flyer  |  Registration Form
Fox Valley Area
NRES 630 Energy Education in the Classroom
 - Location: Oshkosh Dates: July 18 & 19 – Flyer  |  Registration Form
 NRES 632 Doable Renewables: Renewable Energy Education in the Classroom
 - Location: Oshkosh Dates: July 20 & 21 – Flyer  |  Registration Form
South Central Area 
 NRES 631 Exploring Energy Education through STEM
 - Location: Monona Dates:  July 26-August 1 online via Moodle and August 2 & 3 face-to-face - Flyer  |  Registration Form

Southeast Area
NRES 630 Energy Education in the Classroom
 - Location: Oak Creek Dates: July 18 & 19 - Flyer  |  Registration Form
 NRES 632 Doable Renewables: Renewable Energy Education in the Classroom
 - Location: Oak Creek Dates: July 19 & 20 – Flyer  |  Registration Form  

Leopold Education Project Workshop
Thursday, August 4th
Leopold Center - Baraboo, WI
Cost: $50
Are you a formal or non-formal educator who wants to introduce your students to Aldo Leopold and the land ethic? Join us for a hands-on training in this interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the essays in A Sand County Almanac.
Participants who register for both the LEP and LEL workshops (see below) also have the option of enrolling in one continuing education credit from the Hamline University School of Education. Contact us for more information!

Land Ethic Leader Workshop 
Thursday, June 24 - Friday, June 25
Friday, August 5 - Saturday, August 6
Cost: $200
The Aldo Leopold Foundation will be offering two sessions of their Land Ethic Leader workshop this summer. During the two-day workshop, participants explore and deepen their own land ethic together through outdoor observation, environmental service, and reflective discussions.
Website links:
Aldo Leopold Foundation 
Land Ethic Leaders 
Leopold Education Project 

Upcoming LEAF Courses
Take Them Outside: A workshop for educators
at House In The Wood in Delavan
August 12 10:am - 4:00pm  $20

Join us for a summer workshop hosted by House in the Wood Outdoor Education Center, with assistance from LEAF. The morning session will focus on developing and using your school grounds or school forest for outdoor lessons. The afternoon will feature outdoor lessons and sample activities. From 4:00 to 6:00 you can participate in recreational tree climbing! Register online
PLT for Afterschool  Workshop Series
August 1st - 15th at sites statewide
Cost: $25
Project Learning Tree makes it easy to add quality environmental education activities into your afterschool programs. Join us for a 4-hour introductory workshop geared for afterschool educators, and receive PLT's award winning K-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide. Click on "professional development calendar"  for more information.

BTC Institute Summer Programs Teacher Courses
Biotechnology: The Basics  June 27- July 1, 2016
Biotechnology: Beyond the Basics  July 11-15, 2016
There will be no course fee and stipends will be available for those who qualify. Optional graduate education credits will be available, if paid for by the participant, from Viterbo University and Edgewood College.  Click here for registration and more information. 
Students in grades 8 and 9
Camp Biotech One: The Wonders of DNA 
Camp Biotech Two: The Return of DNA
Cost: $380 (included all materials; lunch and snacks; scholarships are available). Click here  for registration and details. Click here for camp course descriptions and testimonial.

2016 WI Youth Conservation Camp Opportunities
Sand Lake Conservation Camp - Middle school youth
WI Lane + Later Conservation Association Youth Conservation Camp - High School youth
These camps provide fun outdoor experiences, help foster an appreciation for nature, and introduce a variety of opportunities in natural resources and conservation careers.

More information

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