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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your event.
Look for this carrot icon to find free Wisconsin School Garden Network workshops:
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!
Free Workshop: Garden Skills Workshop
August 1, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hamilton Neighborhood Garden, 807 Johnson Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
Join us for a workshop on gardening and garden-based education. Some topics include:
- Natural garden features in school gardens
- Troubleshooting common garden problems
- Pollinator plants with Joyce Cielecki from Driftless Area Natives
Kaitlyn Lance, La Crosse County UW-Extension Agriculture Educator, will also join us to give tips on avoiding diseases, pests, and other garden issues. We will be having a lunch discussion at noon so bring a bagged lunch and come ready to ask questions to presenters, other attendees, and our lunch guests. We will bring a cooler you can put your lunch in if needed. Come join us for a fun morning of learning and gardening!
Registry credit is available for this workshop. Please email Stefanie at Stefanie@communitygroundworks.org for details.
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!