Past Winter Workshops

Winter Workshop 2019

Bridges to Common Ground

January 18-20, 2019 * Treehaven, Tomahawk, WI

The Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education invites you to join us at the 2019 WAEE Winter Workshop on January 18-20, 2019 at Treehaven, in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. This year’s theme is Bridges to Common Ground, and strands include:
  • Living Off the Land
  • Learning From the Land
  • Perspectives On the Land

Winter Workshop runs from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. You’ll have the opportunity to network, participate in hands-on sessions and try out some skis or snowshoes. Evening entertainment will include live music, a silent auction, Nertz tournament, and fire-side merriment. Bring homemade items or donations from your organization to help support the scholarship fund through the silent auction. There will be learning and fun all weekend long!

Keynote Address

Jerry Jondreau

The Good Life: Ojibwe Perspectives on Living Well on the Land.

Jerry’s presentation will include the beginnings of Ojibwe people, how we learned from nature the ways to live a good life and the Seven Fires Prophecy. Jerry will also discuss the importance of returning to regional scales, living within season, and always returning something when we take something from nature.

Winter Workshop Schedule

 

 


Special Events:

Brutal Gourmet

The Brutal Gourmet Experience – The Final Frontier
Saturday, 10:50am – 12:50pm (Session 3 & Lunch) pre-registration required
(optional introduction open to all in Session 2, 9:40am-10:40am)   
This is your last chance to experience the Brutal Gourmet in its current incarnation. L. Dean Sauers is making his final appearance for The Brutal Gourmet at this year’s Winter Workshop. Over session 3 and the lunch hour participants will prepare, cook, and eat food outdoors in The Brutal Gourmet fashion. Enjoy outdoor culinary skills and fellowship in true EE form. Participants are also encouraged to attend the Brutal Gourmet Intro Session during session 2, which is open to all, where you will learn the history, process and production of The Brutal Gourmet. Perhaps a new apprentice will learn enough carry the experience forward to the future!
 

Fishing for Dinner

Fishing For Dinner Friday Workshop
Friday, 1pm – 6pm,  pre-registration required
Fishing For Dinner – Certification workshop where you’ll learn to ice fish, how to prep and eat your catch, and be able to teach others. 
Most Wisconsinites live within 50 miles of fishable waters that offer many places to catch a healthy and delicious dinner, with a low food-miles score. Become certified to lead community learn-to-fish programs that target adults and families or weave them into the classroom. Brush up on your own basic fishing skills during hands-on activities so that you can teach them to others and take home a guide to implementing these programs, in partnership with DNR. Bring clothing suitable for ice fishing.

Questions? Contact Lynn at [email protected]


 

2018 Winter Workshop

EnCOMPASSing: Progress, Perspectives, and Possibilities in EE

January 19-21, 2018        Treehaven, Tomahawk, WI

The Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education invites you to join us at the 2018 WAEE Winter Workshop on January 19-21, 2018 at Treehaven, in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. This year’s theme is EnCOMPASSing: Progress, Perspectives, and Possibilities in EE.
  • Progress: How are leaders advancing their organizations and the field of EE?
  • Perspectives: How can we expand our understanding of the nature, people, and society around us to be more diverse and inclusive?
  • Possibilities: How can we deepen our capacity to engage and inspire learners through hands-on ideas, resources, and collaboration?

Winter Workshop runs from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. We are lining up a great concurrent sessions in these themes. You’ll have the opportunity to network, participate in hands-on sessions and try out some skis or snowshoes. Saturday night we will have live music, a silent auction, and local brews from the Minocqua Brewing Company. Bring homemade items or donations from your organization to help support our scholarship fund through the silent auction. There will be learning and fun all weekend long!

New this year, we have embedded a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Short Course into the weekend. Say “yes” to this in your registration if you want to spend the weekend immersed in these topics. The Short Course is designed such that you will attend sessions only in this track for the entire Winter Workshop. See below for course details. 

Session Schedule & Program Guide

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Short Course Description

Courses for College Credit – UWSP

Become a Winter Workshop Sponsor

 

Keynote Speaker

This year’s Keynote Speaker is August Marie Ball, founder of Cream City Conservation. After a decade of working in the environmental field, August, a woman of color, and citizen of the world, noticed a theme: Lack of representation of people of color in leadership positions and a lack of knowledge on how to address the existing organizational culture which led to such homogeneity in the first place. August helps schools and environmental organizations address land stewardship needs through the creation of equitable green career pipelines. Any organization can increase engagement of traditionally underrepresented populations and build access through her trainings because she helps them identify (and provides tools) for interrupting unconscious bias and disrupting institutional roadblocks.

 

Brutal Gourmet

Come help prepare your Saturday dinner ala cast iron al fresco.
Main course, dessert, much frivolity, good friends.
Who knows what road kill lurks beside the lane?
• A Repast with the Brutal Gourmet
• Participants must pre-register (if you have already registered, email Lynn at [email protected] to change your meal plan)
• 5:00-6:30 at the Bear Track Lounge Patio
• Set up at 4:30, come help if possible

Questions? Contact Lynn at [email protected]