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.
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WAEE Winter Workshop
January 18-20, 2019, Treehaven, Tomahawk, WI
Winter Workshop is an opportunity to network and participate in hands-on sessions about environmental and outdoor education. You’ll even have the opportunity to try out some skiing or snowshoeing if you wish! This year’s theme is Bridges to Common Ground. The strands include Living Off the Land, Learning From the Land, and Perspectives On the Land.
Learn more and register here!
WEBINAR: Pollinator Q&A with Dr. Karen Oberhauser
February 21, 2019, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Oberhauser is the director of the UW-Madison Arboretum, founder and director of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, and works with with various conservation organizations including Monarch Joint Venture and Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. She has contributed to Monarch Joint Venture’s rich library of webinars addressing pollinator conservation and citizen science. Webinar participants are invited to review this great library and bring their questions for Dr. Oberhauser about citizen science, pollinator conservation, and Monarchs in the Classroom (an educational partnership Dr. Oberhauser developed). Register here!
WEBINAR: Invasive Species with Anne Pearce
April 10, 2019, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Anne Pearce works with the Wisconsin First Detector Network, a citizen science network that empowers people to take action against invasive species through invasive species monitoring, management, and outreach. She will discuss plant identification, removal techniques, and tools for monitoring and sharing data about plants that pose problems on school, home, and community grounds. Register here!
27th Annual Children and Youth Garden Symposium
July 10-13, 2019, Madison, WI
The 2019 event will take place July 10-13 in Madison, Wisconsin, hosted by Community Groundworks, the University of Wisconsin’s Environmental Design Lab, and the Wisconsin School Garden Network. At the core of the symposium are peer-led educational sessions that focus on relevant, thought-provoking topics, provide attendees with practical knowledge and skills, and appeal to attendees representing a variety of experience levels, educational settings, and youth audiences. Learn more here!