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Indigenous Arts and Sciences (IAS) Summer 2020 Institute - Urban

Event Date

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. to Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.
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Event Description

Professional development to engage educators in ecological restoration and water stewardship rooted in Indigenous knowledge.
Community members, college students, scientists, natural resource specialists, and K-16 teachers are welcome to four-day institutes throughout WI!
Earth Partnership Indigenous Arts and Sciences (IAS) seeks to:
  • Bring people together interested in linking environmental and health concerns to academic achievement in science, math, social studies, language and the arts.
  • Integrate Indigenous perspectives and experience with Earth Partnership’s ecological restoration education programs.
  • Partner with communities to broaden participation and generate enthusiasm among Native youth to become the next generation of environmental stewards.
  • Address the needs of K-12 educators for culturally accurate and authentic resources across the curriculum to fulfill Act 31 requirements (institute includes pathway to remove Act 31 license stipulation).
  • Connections to NGSS, Common Core, and WI Academic Standards in Environmental Literacy & Sustainability, English Language Arts, and Social Studies.

Sign up for the Earth Partnership Indigenous Arts and Sciences institute in partnership with Urban IAS here!

For additional information, please visit the Earth Partnership Education through Ecological Restoration – Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture website.

***Please note this training will meet the licensure stipulation if the institute is completed along with completing two follow-up assignments. Individuals will need to attend each daily session during the institute along with completing additional instructional assignments (these assignments will be discussed at the completion of the summer institute to confirm attendance). This training only meets statutory license stipulations for “Wisconsin American Indian Tribes and Bands”, which is often referenced as Wisconsin Act 31. For those seeking to address statuary license stipulations, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Educator Preparation and Licensing - Statutory License Stipulations webpage for a list of approved courses and workshops.


Please note that because of Covid-19, this course is now being offered ONLINE. The course structure is as follows:
Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 24
9AM - 12PM daily: Online class meeting
Afternoon/evenings: Hands-on, outdoor learning on your own time. Share activity experiences, engage in discussion forums, get support and ideas from your colleagues and facilitators!


For general questions, please contact the Earth Partnership central office at University of Wisconsin-Madison, at 608-262-9591 or

For questions specific to Urban IAS, contact