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Tuesday, November 26

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    from Schoolyard-based Teaching?Teaching. (2 hours).
    Presenter Bio
    Steve Laubach is completing his PhD in science education and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a watershed education specialist for the UW Arboretum's Earth Partnership for Schools program. Steve previously taught biology and environmental studies at Aldo Leopold's high school alma mater, The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, where he regularly provided outdoor learning experiences for students. He is currently completing a book to be published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2014 on the history of the Leopold Memorial Reserve, home to Aldo Leopold's beloved Shack.
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Wednesday, September 18

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Monday, July 8

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    Central Time. How Does Ecological Restoration Education FosterFrom "Can we go outside today?" to "Can we Learn outside today?" Assessing Student Learning and Motivation?from Schoolyard-based Teaching? (2 hours).
    Presenter Bio
    Steve Laubach is completing his PhD in science education and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a watershed education specialist for the UW Arboretum's Earth Partnership for Schools program. Steve previously taught biology and environmental studies at Aldo Leopold's high school alma mater, The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, where he regularly provided outdoor learning experiences for students. He is currently completing a book to be published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2014 on the history of the Leopold Memorial Reserve, home to Aldo Leopold's beloved Shack.
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    12:12 pm

Monday, June 10

  1. page home edited Welcome to the EPS Spring 2013 Continuing Ed Course wiki ... Graduate Course Curriculum &a…

    Welcome to the EPS Spring 2013 Continuing Ed Course wiki
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    Graduate Course
    Curriculum & Instruction 630—Workshop in School Program Development
    Earth Partnership for Schools, Spring 2013
    The purpose of this course is to provide support for teachers who have participated in Earth Partnership institutes or who are interested in doing so in the future. Teachers will be energized to provide outdoor learning experiences that connect students with their home environment. In order to accomplish this goal, the course has two components: (1) activities for local teachers to be run independently by EPS partners across the Upper Midwest, and (2) shared learning experiences through webinars that link educators across partner sites. Webinars explore topics such as the importance of outdoor learning experiences, using interactive Google Maps, and the EPS indigenous arts and sciences program. Teachers will build community through face-to-face interactions and collaborative online discussions.
    This "wiki space" will be used to provide information about webinars for all of our regional partners; each partner site will in turn have their own way to communicate with course participants at the local level. Currently, the course is being offered in several locations in Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Madison, Richland Center, and Ashland), as well as other locations across the Great Lakes (Detroit, Thunder Bay (MI), Cleveland, and Erie), with presenters from each of those states as well as from the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Institute.
    To access your grades for this course, please follow these instructions:
    Visit the UW-Madison webpage (http://www.wisc.edu/)
    Click on the "My UW" tab (https://login.wisc.edu/idp/Authn/UserPassword)
    Enter the username and password you created to register for the course
    In the MyUW window select the "Student Services" tab and click on "Student Center"
    In the Student Center you will find links to your courses and grades

    Please fill out this spreadsheet to document your hours for the course and email it to Steve Laubach (slaubach@wisc.edu) when you have completed your 30 hours of contact time (no later than 5/23/13):
    {Events and hours tally.xls}
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    6:17 am

Wednesday, May 22

  1. msg building partnerships message posted building partnerships Because of our relationship with the DNR and Project Learning Tree, we learned about and were able …
    building partnerships
    Because of our relationship with the DNR and Project Learning Tree, we learned about and were able to obtain a grant from the National Forestry Foundation. We then hooked up with our local watershed group, Sustain Dane and MyFairLakes and were able to participate in a rain garden class, obtain advice from a supplier and purchase the plants for the rain garden at a significantly reduced price. We participate in many list serves and found a relocated landscape architect that advised us on the garden location and siting a learning pavlilon. That concept was turned into working drawings by a architect who donated his time and referred us to an engineer that also donated his time. Ask and ask, we keep turning one contact into another...I feel like the momentum has significantly shifted to an appreciation for getting kids outdoors, school and community gardens, healthy lifestyles, and care for our natural environment. Earth Partnership is at the helm in fostering and encouraging collaboration in those areas.
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  2. msg indigenous perspectives message posted indigenous perspectives Questions from my students... 1. Who actually lived here on our school grounds before the farmers?…
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    Questions from my students...
    1. Who actually lived here on our school grounds before the farmers?
    2. Who planted the trees?
    3. What did they eat?
    4. Did they grow anything different than what is here today?
    5. How did they use the oak trees?
    6. Did they honor the trees?
    7. What fish did they catch in the lake or the marsh?
    8. How did they catch the fish without metal hooks?
    9. Did they live here in the winter or the summer?

    Susie Hobart, Gr 4/5 Lake View Elementary School. Madison WI
    8:44 pm
  3. msg Diversity in the classroom message posted Diversity in the classroom I am fortunate to teach in an elementary school with a diverse student mix. They have multiple pers…
    Diversity in the classroom
    I am fortunate to teach in an elementary school with a diverse student mix. They have multiple perspectives to draw from: family culture; ethnic heritage; pop culture; community culture. They each bring those variables to our classroom each day. It is my job to mine those experiences so students see themselves in the curriculum and also cross their own borders to learn from each other. I have students that hunt with a family member, fish for dinner, eat vegan, walk outside only when necessary and scream at the sight of an insect. They are curious about their diverse experiences,and If I encourage that curiosity through out our day, we can learn from those multicultural perspectives to develop greater insight into the world around us and ourselves.

    How to engage students in the natural environment and become stewards of the world could be a challenge unless I begin to understand or begin to learn how to engage them where they are at. That is one of the reasons to appreciate multicultural perspectives.

    Another is to learn from other cultures and their relationship and history with the environment. Our school is located in the heart of an old oak savanna that was probably once prairies and home to the HoChunk and mound builders. We have many intact effigy mounds within a mile of our school. We know it was used as farmland by German settlers in the late 1800's. We know that in post WWII the area was developed for subdivisions, and the need for a school grew. We know that in the urban renewal days of the 1970's there a large push for affordable, multifamily housing and thousands of apartment units were built in the area. What can we learn from those various cultures about the land? Susie Hobart, Gr 4/5 Lake View Elementary School, WI
    8:39 pm
  4. msg building partnerships message posted building partnerships Just found an article in the shopping news for a natural resources speciality school for very reaso…
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    Just found an article in the shopping news for a natural resources speciality school for very reasonable trees. www.treesfortomorrow.com Cost is $1.25 per seedling. Many great ideas, too.
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Tuesday, May 21

  1. msg implementing outdoor learning experiences message posted implementing outdoor learning experiences I loved so many of the activities that were presented in this class not only by presenters, but by …
    implementing outdoor learning experiences
    I loved so many of the activities that were presented in this class not only by presenters, but by people in the class. Sara F. and I are colleagues and we have partnered with her older students and my kindergartners to do activities sometimes that cross subject areas. This class has made us believe that there is maybe some hope for us next year to begin two or three projects. Building in student stewardship is so important. I also loved Connie's Water unit, because it is geared towards young children. It made me think about focusing field trips on particular areas of study. I loved the differentiation she used as well. Roseann Kremer, St. Mary School Rockwood, Mi Kdg.
    6:17 am

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