Teacher Workshop & Events Calendar
2015 Groundwater Model Teacher Workshops. Apply today to be selected to receive a one-day training session, a free groundwater flow model and instructions on using it, classroom exercises designed to meet state academic standards, and reimbursement for substitute teachers while at the training. Training is provided by staff from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) and the UW Stevens Point Center for Watershed Science and Education. Funding comes from a wellhead protection "set-aside" grant given to the DNR by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Educators are selected through a competitive application process. Workshops run from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Space is limited to eight pairs of educators per location as follows:
For more information on the workshops, contact Laura Chern at 608-266-0126, or visit the DNR website to download the application. Apply by November 3, 2014.
November 17. Project WET/Project Learning Tree Workshop--Only $10! Learn how to incorporate STEM and water conservation topics into your curriculum to support standards and critical thinking while getting recognized through Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin. A workshop featuring nationally-recognized Project Learning Tree and Project WET programs will be held November 17 at the beautiful Riveredge Nature Center in Newberg, north of Milwaukee. Schools participating in the Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin program will receive the discounted rate of $10. Lunch is included. If your school hasnít yet registered for the Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin, itís easy to sign up and get the discounted rate. Simply go to this link and complete the registration portion at the beginning of the application. Registration deadline: November 10. Contact Cindy Koepke at 608-267-7622.
- January 13: Central Wisconsin Environmental Station, 10186 County Road MM, Amherst Junction, 54407, 715-824-2428. http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/cwes/
- January 28: WGNHS Core Lab, 211 Blue Mounds Street, Mount Horeb, WI 53572, 608-262-1705, http://wisconsingeologicalsurvey.org
- February 11: WGNHS Core Lab, 211 Blue Mounds Street, Mount Horeb, WI 53572, 608-262-1705, http://wisconsingeologicalsurvey.org
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