Category Archive: Education

Sharing our knowledge, to create an informed community through workshops, facilitated discussions, presentations, and various community events

May 09

Planet Forward Summit

Joseph Waukechon, CMN student, pictured above, and Rebecca Edler, Sustainability Education Coordinator attended the 2017 Planet Forward Summit on April 6-7, in Washington D.C. The summit brought together students, scientists, communicators, faculty members, policymakers and citizens of the earth to learn about environmental storytelling. The two day summit investigated effective storytelling through the categories of: character, creativity, science/data, innovation …

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May 09

Nelson Institute 11th Annual Earth Day Conference

Written by: Dolly Potts, Agricultural Research Assistant I attended the 11th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. The conference was held April 18, 2017 in the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. A beautiful building designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright sits on the shores of Lake Monona. The building’s design is spectacular and I …

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May 09

Michigan State University Visit

Written by: Brandon Boyd, Agricultural Research Assistant My visit to Michigan State University was very educational and over all just a fantastic experience! For the first day there Rebecca Edler, CMN project team member, and I met the M.S.U. project members who include Julie Labarkin, Scott Kalafatis, and Caitlin Kirby. Everyone was very welcoming and helpful …

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Mar 21

CMN’s Earth Week Celebration April 17-21

A week-long celebration in honor of Earth Day will begin on Monday, April 17, at the College of Menominee Nation, Keshena and Green Bay/Oneida, with campus cleanups, and end on Friday, April 21, with a free community event in Keshena. The theme for the week is Our Community, Our World, Our Future: Environmental and Climate …

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Mar 14

Robin Kimmerer Visits CMN

Robin Kimmerer made a special visit to CMN to share her perspective of the relationship between humans and the natural world. Through the Community Read Event, the S. Verna Fowler Academic Library/Menominee Public Library hosted Kimmerer to discuss her book, “Braiding Sweetgrass” on March 2, 2017. Those in attendance read her book in anticipation of …

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Mar 07

Phenology Trail Implementation Internship Deadline Extended

                                The Learning Path Phenology Trail Implementation internship has been extended to March 17 at 4:30 p.m.  This internship incorporates components of forest ecology along with development of a Citizen based phenology trail along the Learning Path on the East …

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Feb 28

Community Read Event: Author Visit- Robin Wall Kimmerer

  Dr. Robin Kimmerer is a mother, plant ecologist, writer and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. She serves as the founding Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of …

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Feb 27

SLC Deadline Extended to Monday, March 13 by 4:30 p.m!

Deadline extended! Applications are now due on Monday, March 13, 2017 by 4:30 p.m. The SLC is designed to support young people in our area by building leadership skills, promoting higher education, and ultimately, fostering the next generation of community leaders. This program is committed to respecting cultural values and encouraging holistic thinking. SLC will …

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Feb 14

RecycleMania 2017 Week 1 Update

During week one of RecycleMania the College of Menominee Nation campus produced 319 pounds of recycled materials and 290 pounds of waste. These recycled and waste materials are collected by maintenance from campus buildings as normal and left outside the garbage bins next to the water tower. SDI took on the first week of weighing …

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Feb 08

Recycling at CMN

Recycling has been around for some time now, but as always, change occurs or we become complacent in our habits. In addition to reducing cost, identifying what we recycle and working to improve our recycling habits will benefit our family and community, improve our overall health, and help to sustain the earth.       …

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