ARBORETUM NEWS (EARTH PARTNERSHIP FOR SCHOOLS)

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 in Madison. EPS Multicultural Outreach Specialist Maria Moreno gave a talk on community engagement during the “Creative Environments: Community-Building and Education through the Arts” session. Moreno led the audience in single spot observations and creative journaling and described Earth Partnership’s “4Rs” of community engagement: Relationship, Respect, Reciprocity, and Responsibility. Earth Partnership also had an exhibit table on display for the 8oo conference attendees.

Located between Lake Wingra and the West Beltline Highway at 1207 Seminole Highway, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum features the restored prairies, forests and wetlands of pre-settlement Wisconsin. This 1,260-acre arboretum also houses flowering trees, shrubs and a world-famous lilac collection. Educational tours for groups and the general public, science and nature-based classes for all ages and abilities, and a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for groups, families and individuals are available.