2017 Teacher Workshops
Taking Learning to the Next Level!
Intro to Field Investigations Summer Teacher Workshop
For 4th-8th grade teachers
June 26-29 or July 17-20
Summer Teacher Workshops are back at Trees For Tomorrow – and with a twist! We’ve recreated our workshops to align to NGSS standards and focused on methods to incorporate outdoor field investigations within your own classroom! Learn how to identify tree species, wildlife signs, connect wildlife adaptations to habitats, use a GPS and compass, and more. Connect these skills and teaching strategies to different data gathering and data analysis techniques. You’ll also have the opportunity to practice these skills and techniques within a peer-to-peer setting as these workshops are now geared towards elementary and middle school teachers. At the end of your stay, leave with a lesson plan or unit you created to inspire your incoming students to get outside and explore!
A $50.00 stipend will be given if evidence of your created lesson plan or unit is submitted within the 2017/2018 school year
Cost: $180.00/person. Includes meals, lodging, linens, resources and instruction. Please bring your own bath towels. Pre-workshop materials will be sent to you at least 30 days prior to the workshop.
Optional undergraduate and graduate credit is offered through University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at additional cost.
The 2017 Four-Day Teacher Workshops are underwritten, in part,
by the generous support of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).
2017 Adult Workshops
Snowshoe and Rocking Chair Weaving
October 28-29, 2017
Using traditional Canadian frames and weaving methods, participants will be guided step-by-step through each phase of the weaving process. By the end of the weekend you will have a completely woven and assembled pair of snowshoes or a snowshoe rocker. Both useful and beautiful pieces of art!
Class will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 8am-5pm and will include lunch. Lodging optional.
Commuter Fee: $250 (includes 2 full days of instruction, all supplies, Saturday and Sunday lunch).
Non-commuter Fee: $300 (includes 2 nights lodging, bedding, 2 full days of instruction, all supplies, Saturday and Sunday lunch).
Register by calling 715-479-6456
November 11, 2017
Join the Trees For Tomorrow Staff from 8:30am-12:30pm and make a wreath to take home for the holidays! Please come prepared to gather materials outside.
Fee: $40 (includes instruction and all supplies)
Register by calling 715-479-6456
About Our Adult/Teacher Workshops
Trees For Tomorrow (TFT) has been offering natural resources education workshops to students, teachers, adults, and others in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods since 1944. TFT is located in Eagle River, WI, a small northern town located about six hours from Chicago, IL; five hours from Minneapolis, MN; and seven hours from Cedar Rapids, IA. Commercial air service is available to Rhinelander, WI, just 30 miles from TFT. Car rentals, shuttle van and taxi service are also available in Rhinelander.
All instructors are carefully selected based on their knowledge, experience, and ability to teach adult groups. Trees For Tomorrow staff have taken courses in each area of instruction to provide participants with a high quality learning experience.
Guests staying at Trees For Tomorrow will find the facilities to have the rustic charm of a Northwoods lodge. Each dormitory style building has a central lounge, a fireplace, and central bathrooms.
Home cooked meals are prepared by the Trees For Tomorrow chef and dining staff and served in the historic dining hall on campus. A social hour is held during most workshops so participants have an opportunity to relax and discuss the events of the day with each other.
Full payment for each Adult or Teacher Workshop is due at time of registration. If not received 30 days in advance, your reservation is not guaranteed.
All fees collected are non-transferable. Pre-workshop materials will be sent to you 30 days prior to the workshop.
Cancellations can be made up to 30 days prior for a $50 processing fee (or cost of class if less than $50). No refunds will be made for cancellations less than 30 days prior to the workshop.
Register by calling 715-479-6456.