Wisconsin School Garden Network offers free school garden trainings at schools, community centers, and non-profit sites around Wisconsin. Trainings provide information and inspiration to anyone interested in starting or sustaining a youth garden. They also offer a platform for those invested in youth gardens to exchange ideas and resources. Themes and topics will vary.
Here, you will find information about upcoming Wisconsin School Garden Network trainings, as well as other events around the state related to garden-based education.
Have an event that you’d like us to share? Email Communications Director Renata Solan at email@example.com with the details of your event.
Look for this carrot icon to find free Wisconsin School Garden Network workshops:
Third Annual Green Schools Conference
June 14, 2018, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fernwood Montessori School, Milwaukee, WI
The Green Schools Conference provides inspirational examples of work being done around the Milwaukee-area to green our schools and connect attendees with the resources needed to get it done.
- Baking in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
- Connecting Available Blue/Green Career Pathways.
- Sustainability Themed Project-Based Learning.
- Including Sustainability in School Improvement Plans.
Be sure to swing by the Wisconsin School Garden Network exhibitor booth to say hi to our director, Nathan Larson! Register here.
Free Workshop: Gardening in the Early Learning Environment
June 19, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Davis Child Care Center, 1260 N. Westfield St., Oshkosh, WI
Come to learn how to incorporate gardening at all levels of child development. Join us for a FREE workshop on gardening with young children ages 6 months to 5 years, including:
- Why gardening is important to health and nutrition.
- Tips for how to adapt your garden program for all ages.
- A tour of the Davis Learning Garden.
- Hands-on gardening activities.
No Teacher Left Inside
July 23-25, 2018
No Teacher Left Inside is a three day institute where teachers from across the state of Wisconsin gather examine ways to engage in their communities, create their own lesson plans, and build relationships with professionals from across the state. The ninth annual institute will be taking place in Milwaukee, where participants will explore local environmental features and organizations such as the Milwaukee River, Urban Ecology Center, Walnut Way and Alice’s Garden. Through afternoon curriculum, instruction, and assessment workshops, participants will develop their own plans for taking place-based learning back to their classrooms. The big idea will be, “Connect, Explore, and Engage in Place-based Learning: Water in our Communities.”
Learn more and register here!
Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education 2018 Annual Conference
October 19-20, 2018
Upham Woods, WI Dells
WAEE is pleased to announce that the 2018 Annual Conference will take place Friday, October 19th thru Saturday, October 20th in the heart of the real Wisconsin Dells at Upham Woods. This year’s theme is Equity in Environmental Education: #NatureForAll. Tentative tracks include Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Innovations in the Field, Farm to School, and a special track for Nature Center Administrators.
Learn more and register here!