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.
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In light of concerns over the COVID-19 virus, many in-person events have been canceled. Please check back for upcoming online workshops, conferences, and other educational opportunities.
Coast-to-Coast Virtual School Gardens Tour
April 27, 2021
Young people from across the country will be gathering on April 27 for the first-ever virtual school garden tour! Students from Hawai’i to D.C. will share with your students how STEM education, nutrition and environmental literacy, hope and healing are brought to life through outdoor learning. You can download the participation guide here. Learn more and register at Growingschoolgardens.org.
Wisconsin School Garden Network Bimonthly Open Calls
Next call: June 3, 2021
Join colleagues from around the state for a conversation with garden-based educators and school garden support organization staff. Wisconsin School Garden Network open calls are an opportunity for us to support one another’s work and learn from each other. Calls occur every other month and will each have a general theme. This is also a space to share best practices, projects, and challenges you are facing and brainstorm solutions. Learn more and register here.
Teaching in Nature’s Classroom Course
January 25 – May 10, 2020
This course, developed as a companion to the book Teaching in Nature’s Classroom: Principles of Garden-Based Education, is an opportunity for educators new to outdoor and garden-based learning, as well as educators who are experienced in the field, to consider best practices and reflect on their own teaching practice in outdoor learning environments, with a focus on school and community youth gardens. Learn more and register here.