Earth Partnership promotes native habitat restoration as a process for community learning and land stewardship
Learning through stewardship:
- Improves educational opportunities for all learners
- Builds meaningful relationships in human communities and with natural communities
- Promotes ecological literacy
- Takes action to heal the land
- Strengthens resilience to environmental and climatic challenges
- Fosters hope in young people and adults
How Earth Partnership Works
Earth Partnership collaborates with diverse communities to create vibrant outdoor learning spaces using a curriculum-based 10-step ecological restoration process. Through facilitated relationship-building and dialogue, communities identify their shared stewardship vision and the ways EP can help make it a reality.
Restoration education training is made available to a variety of learners through teacher professional development, youth programming, and family and community engagement.
To engage educators and learners of all ages and backgrounds in community-based ecological restoration for healthy environments.
For communities across the world to be actively engaged in ecological restoration that connects people to the land and each other through a commitment to stewardship.
Bayfield high school teacher Rick Erickson is a renowned educator who works closely with the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, and who has been a longtime IAS partner. Read more about his teaching, …
The Catholic Multicultural Center, a longtime Latino Earth Partnership collaborator, has recently sown a new prairie planting adjacent to the Emmett Schulte Garden. This Madison Area Food Pantry Garden produces harvests that are delivered to …
Culturally Responsive Research Relationships, an Earth Partnership – Indigenous Arts and Sciences-hosted webinar, was conducted on October 12, 2020 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day – and led by Dr. Nicole Bowman. Melanie Lenart of Native Science …
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Thank you to our funders:
- National Science Foundation
- Spencer Foundation
- USDA Forest Service/National Institute of Food and Agriculture
- UW-Madison School of Education/Grand Challenges
- Private donations
US Environmental Protection Agency; Wisconsin ESSA Improving Teacher Quality Program; Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment; Sand County Foundation; Morgridge Center for Public Service; Wisconsin Environmental Education Board; Nuzum – Kickapoo Valley Restoration Fund; NOAA Wisconsin Sea Grant; NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training; Institute of Museum and Library Services; US Environmental Protection Agency – Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Precollege Education Program; USDA Forest Service – More Kids in the Woods Program; UW Center for Biology Education; The Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund; Excel Energy; US Fish and Wildlife Service – Schoolyard Strategic Assessment and Action Plan; WI Coastal Management Program; Friends of the UW–Madison Arboretum