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WAEE Winter Workshop

WAEE Winter Workshop

The Wisconsin Association of Environmental Education will hold it's 2017 Winter Educators Workshop, Jan. 20-21, at TreeHaven in Tomahawk, Wis. The workshop theme is Play, Create, Educate.

Play: Move. Act. Pretend. Laugh. Personify. Imagine. Promote the importance of beneficial play for learning about our natural world through activities that encourage open exploration, inquiry, and problem solving.

Create: Build. Design. Craft. Hatch. Initiate. Produce. Absorb your Winter Workshop experience through hands-on sessions that require thoughtfulness, planning, and your personal creativity.

Educate: Foster. Enlighten. Inspire. Coach. Develop. Discover. Satisfy the lifelong learner in yourself, whether an EE veteran or a sprouting student, open your mind to see, experience and acquire something new.

The conference keynote is Ken Leinbach, a nationally recognized educator and leader in community-based environmental education. Starting from a single trailer in a high-crime city park, Ken has had fun facilitating the grassroots effort to create and grow the dynamic Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee. Known for its creative approach to education and social innovation, the Center provides consistent contact to nature for thousands of central city students and residents across Milwaukee each year. In this formula, environmental education becomes a tool for inspiring urban revitalization. It works—and is capturing the attention of urban planners and educators across the globe.

With contagious energy, Ken speaks on a number of topics including sustainable design, urban environmental education, community organizing, nine planetary conditions of concern, finding abundance, the power of story, the need for "near-by" nature, leadership, fundraising and green living.

For more information about the conference and registration information, visit www.waee.dreamhosters.com/winter-workshop.