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February 7, 2012

Free spring workshops available for teachers and school staff

MADISON - The Green & Healthy Schools Program is conducting two FREE workshops this spring to teach school staff, teachers and administrators how to incorporate the program into their schools. Workshops will be held on March 30 at Beaver Creek Reserve near Eau Claire, and April 20 at Bay Beach wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay.

The workshops will connect GHS program staff with area schools and bring local resources and schools officials together. Training will provide an in-depth introduction to the program, specifically focusing on:

Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to connect with area businesses, nature centers, non-profit organizations and local governments. Educators will leave with a plan for making their individual schools green and healthy.

Substitute teacher costs for the Green Bay workshop will be reimbursed by the DNR, thanks to grants from the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, the R.D. & Linda Peters Foundation, the Menasha Corporation and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. There is no reimbursement available for the Eau Claire workshop.

Participants are encouraged to register early, as space is limited. Registration for the workshops begins February 9. Registration closes for the Eau Claire workshop on March 16 and for the Green Bay workshop on April 6. For more information on the workshops, or to register, visit the GHS website.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Werner, 608-267-7622

Last Revised: Tuesday, February 07, 2012

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