Earth Partnership Institutes
Professional Development in Restoration Education
At an EP Institute you will discover how restoring native ecosystems:
- Invigorate schools and communities with interdisciplinary learning experiences and citizen science approaches for all ages.
- Enhance community awareness, skills, and knowledge of stewardship actions that enhance biodiversity and prevent pollution.
- Connect youth to culture and place while teaching ecological and environmental issues and solutions.
- Inspire students to develop a personal understanding of their relationship with others and the natural world.
Each institute is place-based and responsive to the community and culture. Graduate-level credits are available through the UW–Madison Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Educators, you are invited to attend in-person institutes located on tribal lands this summer. Register here for the Summer 2022 Indigenous Arts and Sciences programs. Please click on the links below for detailed information about …March 14, 2022
Save the dates for our summer 2022 institutes! IAS Lac du Flambeau Teacher Institute: June 13th – 17th, 2022 IAS Menominee Teacher Institute at College of Menominee Nation: June 27th – July 1st, 2022 LCO Teacher Institute …February 4, 2022
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Before the Institute
- Community dialogue informs instructional content, and partners create collaborative teams.
During the Institute
- Teams learn about local ecosystems and explore strategies for restoring biodiversity, promoting sustainable landscapes, and preserving a sense of place.
- Teams develop action plans to engage youth and community in planning and implementing school and neighborhood restorations.
After the Institute
- EP offers continued learning opportunities, resources, and on-site consultation.
- Teams guide youth and communities in developing stewardship and monitoring projects.
- Partners stay connected and share stories, knowledge, and research from their restorations.