Arboretum News (Earth Partnership for Schools)

Earth Partnership receives NSF grant!


The Arboretum’s Earth Partnership for Schools is delighted to announce that we have received a National Science Foundation Advancing Informal STEM grant for the Indigenous Arts and Sciences (IAS) program! The grant will allow us to foster community-wide partnerships that build the capacity of informal and formal K-20 STEM educators to ... Read more »

  • Generous funding makes way for three new graduate assistantships!

    TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014

    Earth Partnership is delighted to have three graduate assistants beginning new positions for the 2014–2015 academic year! Claire Shaller will be changing roles from Earth Partnership ... Read more »

  • Earth Partnership Presents at Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference

    TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

    Earth Partnership was honored to be a presenter at the eighth annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, held on April 22nd at the Monona Terrace ... Read more »

  • Latino Earth Partnership Travels to Nicaragua!

    TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

    Latino Earth Partnership (Colaboración Ambiental) is now in Nicaragua! This spring, Rick Hall and Maria Moreno of Earth Partnership traveled down to the Central American ... Read more »

  • Summer 2013 Institute Highlights!


    Have you seen these stories and photos from our latest round of EPS Summer Institutes? Read more »

  • Indigenous Arts and Sciences Presents at SER 2013 World Conference

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013

    Indigenous Arts and Sciences Earth Partnership was recently given the opportunity to hold a symposium at the Society for Ecological Restoration 2013 World Conference on ... Read more »

  • Earth Partnership Shares in First-Ever University and Community Partnership Award


    Earth Partnership for Schools (EPS), Georgia Gómez-Ibánez and the Cambridge School District receive Chancellor Ward’s University and Community Partnership award! This first-ever award is given ... Read more »

  • New grant allows for expansion of Latino Earth Partnership program


    Earth Partnership for schools has secured a two-year Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to fund its newest multicultural outreach program Read more »

  • High School Students Explore Ecological Restoration through Latino EPS-Sponsored Arboretum Visit


    LEP hosted 17 members of Centro Hispano’s Escalera Program at the arboretum on July 1, 2013. Read more »

  • Latino Earth Partnership Celebrates Succesful Summer 2013 Internships


    Latino EPS provides a review of its high school and college student internships this past summer. Read more »

  • Earth Partnership for Schools is a Natural Fit with Next Generation Science Standards


    How our longstanding schoolyard restoration program fulfills principles of new nationwide standards. Read more »

  • Earth Partnership Webinar Series

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013

    Earth Partnership staff and advisors have begun publishing webinars. Check them out on YouTube! Fawn Youngbear Tibbetts uploaded her webinar: Indigenous Arts and Sciences Mike ... Read more »

  • Earth Partnership Institutes Summer 2013

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013

    2013 Earth Partnership Institutes will feature Indigenous Arts and Sciences and Water Stewardship. Edgewood College June 3-7, Edgewood College, UW-Madison Arboretum, Cheryl Bauer-Armstrong, (608) ... Read more »

  • 1st Indigenous Arts and Sciences Water Stewardship Institute-Ashland in 2012


    Community dialogues in the Ashland, Red Cliff and Bad River communities on Lake Superior called for more community involvement. As a result, a 5-day experiential, ... Read more »

  • Indigenous Arts and Sciences Earth Partnership

    TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012

    For a relevant and enriching education, Native American children and all Wisconsin young people need to understand the contributions of Indigenous Arts and Sciences (IAS) ... Read more »

  • 2012 Earth Partnership and RESTORE Institutes:


    The following Institutes were held in 2012 : Full Institute Listing (PDF) Check back for more Institutes in more places or contact: Cheryl Bauer-Armstrong,, ... Read more »

  • From the Great Lakes to the Rivers, the Northwoods to Milwaukee, Woodlands to Watersheds, Youth Leadership to Indigenous Arts and Sciences

    SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012

    2011 was another year of firsts for Earth Partnership for Schools (EPS), and the RESTORE (Restoration Education, Science Training and Outreach for Regional Educators) program. ... Read more »

  • 54 teachers from 13 schools link Schoolyards to School Forests


    Funded by the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board (WEEB), UW-Madison Arboretum collaborated with UW-Stevens Point LEAF, USDA Forest Service Urban Connections, and the School Districts of ... Read more »

  • Learning from the Land: High School Student Leadership Institute held July 11-15, 2011

    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011

    In July 2011, funded by the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board (WEEB), 40 high school students from school districts with school forests including Madison, Monona, Middleton, ... Read more »

  • Milwaukee EPS Mural Project with Urban Ecology Center and Forest Service Urban Connections

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011

    On May 9th, 2011, 8:30am through 2:30pm four Milwaukee Public Schools: Fernwood Montessori School, Maryland Avenue School, Hamlin Garland School and Downtown Montessori School created ... Read more »

  • 2011 Earth Partnership for Schools Teacher Institutes in CA, ID, NV, OR, WA; and also KS, IL, IN, MN, MO, NC, NE and WI

    TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011

    RESTORE West/North-west teams trained at the Arboretum in 2010 will begin to make Earth Partnership for Schools available as follows: Sacramento, CA. June 20-24. CONTACT: Carolyn ... Read more »

  • 2011 Great Lakes Earth Partnership Institutes in Wisconsin; RESTORE Institutes in Michigan and Indiana

    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011

    Great Lakes Earth Partnership one-week teacher institutes will be held in three Wisconsin locations in 2011: * Lake Superior Basin: August 1- 5 ... Read more »

  • Great Lakes Earth Partnership Extends Schoolyards to the Lakes.

    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010

    A new regional EPS initiative has begun in the Lake Superior, Green Bay and Milwaukee River basins, funded by Wisconsin Sea Grant. A diverse ... Read more »

  • Great Lakes Earth Partnership to be piloted in Lake Superior, Green Bay and Milwaukee River Basins

    THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010

    Great Lakes Earth Partnership, partially funded by Wisconsin Sea Grant, will employ restoration of native plant communities on schoolyards, in rain gardens and nearby shoreland, ... Read more »

  • 2010 Earth Partnership for Schools Institute August 9-13, 2010

    THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010

    The 2010 EPS Institute will focus primarily on schools in Madison and the South-Central Wisconsin county of Dane. A new Woodland Activity Sampler will be ... Read more »

  • RESTORE Leadership Institute July 12-22, 2010

    THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010

    Funded by the EPA Office of Environmental Education, RESTORE: West/Northwest will include partners from US Fish and Wildlife Service Regions 1 and 8 Schoolyard Habitat ... Read more »

  • RESTORE Leadership Institute Madison, July 13-29, 2009


    RESTORE 2009 was the largest and most diverse Leadership Institute to date with 67 participants in teams representing natural resource agencies, organizations and schools from California, Michigan, Maryland, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Wisconsin. Read more »

  • 2009 Earth Partnership for Schools Institutes held in IL, IN, KS, MN, MO, NC and WI

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009

    12 Earth Partnership for Schools Institutes were held in 7 states in the summer of 2009. Read more »

  • RESTORE: West/Northwest Will Support Schoolyard Habitat Projects in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and California.

    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009

    Funded by the EPA Office of Environmental Education, RESTORE: West/Northwest will establish new partnerships to enhance the FWS Schoolyard Habitat program with teacher professional development and a K-12 interdisciplinary curriculum focusing on issues of biodiversity, ecological restoration, pollution prevention and ecological literacy. Read more »

  • Building Community Stewardship Through Schoolyard Ecological Restoration: NAAEE 2009 Conference, Portland, Oregon, October 7 – 10, 2009

    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009

    A pre-conference workshop on Wednesday October 7, 2009 visited beautiful schoolyards in Portland that engage students in learning about nature and themselves, explored time-tested, hands-on curricula and resources for restoring native ecosystems on school grounds and collaboratively defined the essential elements of excellent schoolyard habitats. Read more »

  • Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Recipient of “More Kids in The Woods” Funding for “Schoolyard Habitats Across Wisconsin”

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009

    Note: EPS staff collaborated with Chequamegon-Nicolet NF staff on conceptualizing and writing this project proposal and will provide training for FS staff and teachers. Read more »

  • An Invitation to Attend an Earth Partnership for Schools Institute Near You!

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2008

    You are invited to participate in an Earth Partnership for Schools Institute in the summer of 2009. Learn how to use ecological restoration as a broad context for teaching and learning. Restoring a native ecosystem is an exciting, real-life project that weaves through the K-12 curriculum and includes science, math, social studies, language and the arts. Read more »

  • EPA’s Office of Children’s Health and Environmental Education Funds EPS Collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2008

    RESTORE: Children and Nature will establish partnerships in CA, IA, KS, MN, MD, OK, VA, and WI to build the capacity of teachers, students, non-formal educators, natural resource personnel, and citizen volunteers to work with schools to restore native habitats and promote community stewardship. Read more »

  • Earth Partnership for Schools Exhibit at the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) May – October, One Planet—Ours! Sustainability for the 21st Century

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008

    UW Madison Arboretum’s Earth Partnership for Schools (EPS) exhibited at the USBG as a model K-12 educational program that connects children to nature through the process of restoring native ecosystems. Read more »

  • Earth Partnership for Schools Receives ESEA Grant

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2008

    EPS has received a Wisconsin ESEA Improving Teacher Quality Grant for expanding and strengthening the Schoolyard Restoration-Education Model for Wisconsin. Read more »

  • Earth Partnership for Schools Program Receives Major Grant

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2006

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum is one of 37 museums or libraries out of 183 applications to receive a 2006 National Leadership Grant from the ... Read more »