Category Archive: Education

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

Jul 01

Out in the Field: ViFF Season 2, Vlog 3

  This week the interns interviewed some experts. They started off the week talking with Jeff Gringon about what plants were growing on the Zoar site so that they could better identify them in person and in the app. They also interviewed a USDA Forest Service Silviculturist, John Lampereur, about the effects the tornado had …

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Jun 27

SLC Knowledge-Sharing: Week 2

  This week in SLC the students had a chance to make smudge sticks with Dolly Potts, she talked about the four sacred smudging herbs (sage, cedar, sweetgrass and tobacco) These medicines are the anchor of the medicine wheel, and we use them for smudging rituals and cleansing. The Four Sacred Plants  Nāēqnemāw (tobacco)  Nãēgnemāw …

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Jun 27

Into the Storm: Visualizing Forest Futures Week 2

Hello, and welcome back to ViFF Blogs. This week, the interns finalized what they would be focusing on for the project: wind damage. They will be looking at how the 2007 tornado affected the Menominee forest by comparing disturbed and non-disturbed areas. With that, the interns finally listened to their parents and spent some time …

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Jun 26

Sharing the Wisdom: SLC Meets With Cultural Elder

On Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 the Sustainability Leadership Cohort had the privilege of meeting with the Cohort’s Cultural Elder/Advisor Dolly Potts.  Dolly Potts brought her wisdom of the Seven Grandfather Teachings to the SLC students. The Seven Grandfather teachings that Dolly shared with the students were:  Wisdom (Nepuakan) – To cherish knowledge is to know …

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Jun 25

Sustainability Leadership Cohort: Back in Session

Week 1 Last Thursday wrapped up the first week of the 2019 Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC). The SLC currently has 20 young leaders who are excited to learn and grow over the summer. Each student was placed into teams and has a mentor to help guide them throughout the program. By the end of the …

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Jun 24

A Day in the Life of a Phenology Intern

  This video gives the viewer a look into what we phenology interns see on a day-to-day basis, from the tallest tree to the smallest slug. It also includes two of the plants we are following: Jack in the Pulpit (JIP) and Mayflower (MYF). The growth of each plant we follow is vital to our research, …

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Jun 21

Adam’s Corn(er): Bear Island Flint Corn update

  Agricultural Research Assistant Adam Schulz takes us on an introductory tour of the garden for year 3 of the Bear Island Flint Corn research.

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Jun 18

Visualizing Forest Futures Season 2

For Season 1 of the ViFF Vlogs, check out our Youtube playlist: here Hello and welcome to season 2 of the ViFF Vlogs. This time, you’ll see that we went to the pawn shop, hocked our V and bought a B, and are now called the ViFF Blogs. We figured we would change up our …

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Aug 03

Positive Youth Development in Indian Country

Written by: Marissa Vele On Saturday, July 22, fellow SLC Mentor, Dolly Potts, and I attended the Positive Youth Development in Indian Country Workshop in Green Bay. This workshop was put on by Susan and Dan Ninham. The purpose of this workshop was to encourage and develop programs and strategies that reduce risks and strengthen …

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Aug 03

An SLC Summer

Written by Marissa Vele, SDI Intern The SLC has been in full swing and we are nearing the end of our summer program. July 16th kicked off a two-day Agricultural Workshop that was sponsored by SDI. All SLC students and SDI summer interns were invited to the workshop.  On our first day we learned about …

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