Past Programs Archive


Workshop Program (PDF)

Details: Workshop flyer May 7-8, 2004 (PDF file)

Teaching With the Outdoors ~ Graduate Credit Assignment (PDF) as html

Amazing Spiders (PDF)

Ford Forestry Center Website

Ford Forestry Center Map

Previous Programs:

7th Annual Workshop
Program & Photos
May 2001

Teacher Evaluation
Comments & Photos ~ May 2000

Teaching With The Outdoors

Environmental & Field Science Workshop for K-12 Educators

This 1-1/2 day multi-disciplinary workshop for K-12 teachers and youth leaders is held the first Friday-Saturday of May each year. The workshop location alternates between the eastern half of the Upper Peninsula (on odd years) and the western half of the Upper Peninsula (on even years). In the eastern U.P. the workshop is held at Clear Lake Education Center on the Hiawatha National Forest (near Shingleton, Michigan); in the western U.P. the workshop is held at either Michigan Technological University's Ford Forestry Center near L'Anse, or Camp Nesbit on the Ottawa National Forest (near Sidnaw, Michigan).

The Teaching With the Outdoors workshop offers presentations and workshops on a wide variety of topics, that are conducted by educators, scientists, university faculty and resource specialists. The Teaching With the Outdoors Workshop is for both less experienced and more experienced K-12 teachers and educators, with an emphasis on hands-on teaching methods, activities, and information that will assist them in meeting Michigan Content Standards and Benchmarks.

Teachers have the option to take the workshop for credit through Michigan Technological University (1.0 ED 5540 credit) or through Northern Michigan University (1.0 ED 989 credit), if they attend in the entire workshop.

Butterflies of the North Woods
by Weber, Larry
Butterflies of New England
by Weber, Larry
Spiders of the Northwoods
by Weber, Larry


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For information on the 2004 Teaching With the Outdoors Workshop, contact: Joan Schumaker Chadde, Education Program Coordinator: Email