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March 24, 2016
by: Beth Carreno

ESAA receives funding for forestry education

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The Wisconsin Environmental Education Board (WEEB) announced that ESAA / The Etude Group has been awarded $4,700 to develop and enhance forestry education projects at the school. 

Funds will be used for professional development, creating student project opportunities, integrating forestry education into existing field studies, and purchasing supplies and materials.  Programming will take place on-site at ESAA and with other field studies. 

This effort compliments use and expansion of the school gardens, the outdoor classroom, and adjacent outdoor spaces.  It is exciting to receive these funds for our teachers and students. 

 The WEEB grant program has provided communities, schools, and organizations with funds to advance environmental education programs since 1990.  The organization’s mission is to provide leadership in the development of learning opportunities that empower Wisconsin citizens with the knowledge and skills needed to make wise environmental decisions and take responsible actions in their personal lives, workplaces, and communities.

 The Wisconsin Environmental Education Board (WEEB) is made up of the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources; the Superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction; the President of the University of Wisconsin System; the President of the Wisconsin Technical College System; one majority and one minority party senator and one majority and one minority party representative; and nine members representing agriculture, business and industry, conservation and environmental organizations, energy, environmental educators, faculty of public and private institutions of higher education, forestry, labor, and nature centers, museums and zoos.

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