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Wisconsin Green Schools Network

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Wisconsin Green Schools Network (WGSN) is committed to helping teachers take students outside to use the environment as a context for learning to develop environmental literacy while increasing academic achievement. WGSN invites educators from all types of schools to join the network free of charge; benefits include social networking, student summits, professional development, and more! 

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Check out the photos from the students that participated in the Outdoor Pursuit Photography Class.
WGSN offers several professional development opportunities throughout the year including the No Teacher Left Inside, Weekend Warrior Workshops, and the Youth Summit.
Every school has the potential to be a green school. By using the Green Print for a Green School core practice areas as a road map, a school or school district can work towards continually integrating green practices and infusing a comprehensive green culture to enhance student health and learning while saving resources and establishing behaviors to sustain life on this planet.
The network is open to all schools! You can sign up as a school or an individual and start receiving email updates! Check out the new map of schools. Updated March 2012.
Many schools in the WGSN take their students outside each week to develop environmental literacy. When schools participate in the FIELD Corps, they are paired with a biologist who mentors the teacher through leading field days with the students. Field biologists are trained in biological sciences, providing a working knowledge of ecological processes that are passed to the students and staff. This knowledge and skill set is a resource for teaching staff to apply learning outside of the classroom with confidence and understanding.

  Related Organizations
The Aldo Leopold Foundation  
Baraboo, WI 53913 United States
The Aldo Leopold Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization based at the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The foundation’s mission is to inspire an ethical relationship between people and land through the legacy of Aldo Leopold.
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation  
Poynette, WI 53955 United States

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Organization at a Glance
Sector TypeNonprofit GroupAddress1540 W. James Street, Suite 500
c/o Wisconsin Wildlife Federation
Columbus, WI United States 53925
(608) 616-9246
(920) 623-9975
Websitewisconsingreenschoolsnetwork.org Contacts
Sandra Benton
(920) 779-9992  Co-founder, Fox River Academy
Victoria Rydberg
(608) 616-9246  WGSN Partner
Cheryl Schnell
(715) 491-9397  Founder/Director, Island City Academy
Paul Tweed
Teacher and Founder , Wildlands School
Kim Wahl
F.I.E.L.D. Program Coordinator

MissionShow Details
Growing sustainable communities through innovative, green schools.
Unique FeaturesShow Details
Networking the professionals and organizations across the state.
Specific Locations ServedShow Details
Staff and Volunteer Resources Show Details
  • Service Learning Projects

Posted 11/1/2010 4:50 PM
Updated   12/28/2015
No Teacher Left Inside 2011

Brittany in Kayak

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