Fri, Apr 28|
Sentry World Atrium
WiWiC Conservation Educator Network Conference
Special in-person gathering championing women landowner education
Time & Location
Apr 28, 2023, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM CDT
Sentry World Atrium, 501 Michigan Ave N, Stevens Point, WI 54481, USA
About the Event
Join this inaugural convening of Wisconsin conservation educators to collaboratively strengthen outreach and support for women landowners and farmers.
Hosted by Wisconsin Women in Conservation (WiWiC), this first-of-its-kind gathering will bring together conservation educators from across the state to connect, network and empower women working on the land, fanning the flames of Wisconsin’s conservation ethic among this increasingly powerful demographic.
All Wisconsin conservation educators, both men and women, who are interested in learning effective ways of working with women landowners are welcome, from agency staff to non-profit organizations and educators in volunteer roles.
Conservationists early in their careers, including students, are warmly encouraged to attend.
Come meet other educators who share your dedication to supporting women landowners learn about:
- Best practices in effective conservation education for women, including an introduction to Learning Circles by pioneering educators Jean Eells and Rebecca Christoffel
- Effective communication & hosting strategies for women-focused events
- Cultivating inclusivity and diversity in women landowner education
- Fostering leadership to amplify women’s voices in conservation
- Conservation career mentoring & support
- Queen Bee Awards: Honoring educators who support women landowners
About Wisconsin Women in Conservation
WiWiC is a state-wide collaborative effort led by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in partnership with Wisconsin Farmers Union, Renewing the Countryside and Marbleseed (formerly MOSES). A three-year multi-faceted project funded by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), WiWiC brings together Wisconsin women landowners to connect and learn about conservation practices, resources, and funding opportunities.