White-tailed Deer and Our Forests - Professional Development


I am excited to tell you about an upcoming professional development opportunity from the LEAF K-12 Forestry Education Program. This is a great opportunity to learn how to integrate an exciting and relevant topic—White-tailed Deer and Our Forests—into your science curriculum. Summer goes quickly and the registration deadlines for these workshops are already coming FAST, so if you’re interested, don’t delay on making plans! The workshop is being held in two different locations, but the same information will be presented each time so you only need to choose one. The registration information for both workshops is here.


“White-tailed Deer and Our Forests”


Hear from DNR experts and get hands-on field experience in this summer workshop from LEAF. We will learn more about how deer interact with forests, see how scientists collect and analyze data related to forest regeneration, explore how deer exclosures can be used as a study tool in school forests, and practice using LEAF and Project Learning Tree lessons that connect these concepts to the classroom. The workshop will focus more on middle and high school-level learning, but all educators are invited to join. Participants will receive LEAF lessons and a copy of Project Learning Tree’s “Focus on Forests” activity guide. The cost is $50.


Please note that the workshop will involve significant time outdoors regardless of weather. Both locations have accessible trails, though some of the activities will take place off-trail. Please bring your own bagged lunch and water.


Option 1: July 18th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Northland Pines School Forest, Eagle River

Register here by July 11th


Option 2: July 25th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Forest Exploration Center, Wauwatosa

Register here by July 18th

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