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are you a teacher that's ready to work with nature?

What if you could lead your students in place-based problem solving, cutting edge systems-thinking, 

and sustainable community design?


We Are The Forest Academy is a 4-unit, STEM curriculum that's aligned with national standards. Our teacher training course guides you in leading the academy with your existing classroom. 

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Join us March 20, 2020 for our first teacher training!

How Beaver's Can Save The World - The We Are The Forest Teacher Training.

We Are The Forest is a place-based, Nature + STEM training academy facilitated in K-12 schools. 

Together, with SEMIS Coalition and MI STEM, we are offering a 1-day We Are The Forest professional development workshop for teachers.

Workshop session topics will include: 

- Connecting with place & Nature

- Map making & using iTree software to collect ecological data at school

- Systems thinking & the patterns of Nature

- Biomimicry & the genius of Beavers 

- Designing green infrastructure solutions & proposals with students

- Keynote speech from Dr. Ethan Lowenstein, National leader in Place-Based Education


Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we have a number of full scholarships to offer teachers on a first come, first served basis. SCECH credits also available. 

Please click the registration tab for more info.

Workshop Specifics:

Location: Washtenaw Intermediate School District - 1819 S Wagner Rd  Ann Arbor, MI 


Date: March 20, 2020

Time: 8:30am-4:00pm


Lunch: Provided


Cost: $50*


*A number of full scholarships are available. All teachers are strongly encouraged to apply for a scholarship in the registration form. 

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