Earth Partnership Indigenous Arts and Sciences Institutes

Educators participate in an ecological restoration project.

Upham Woods is a partner for the in the Earth Partnership Indigenous Arts & Sciences program. Historically, Upham has created curriculum and assisted with professional development opportunities at these institutes. The institutes for Summer 2019 are open for registration now!

These institutes focus on professional development for educators to engage in ecological restoration and water stewardship rooted in Indigenous knowledge. Credit is available for participating educators. All institutes involve outdoor hands-on activities. The institutes help address the need for culturally responsive and accurate resources in curriculum to fulfill Act 31 requirements.

Institute Dates

Bad River & Red Cliff IAS: Tuesday June 18 – Thursday June 20

Ho-Chunk IAS: Tuesday June 25 – Thursday June 27

Lac du Flambeau: Tuesday July 9 – Thursday July 11

Urban IAS in Madison: Tuesday July 23 – Thursday July 25


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If you have questions contact: or call at (608) 262-9591

Earth Partnership is a program of the UW-Madison Department of Landscape Architecture. Funding for this IAS initiative is provided by the National Science Foundation. We proudly partner with the Bad River, Ho-Chunk, Lac Courte Oreilles, Lac du Flambeau and Red Cliff Nations and Upham Woods/UW Extension.

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