International Teaching Opportunity for Milwaukee Co Educators!

ICF is accepting applications from teachers and nature center educators working in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin to lead a teacher workshop and summer camp at Muraviovka Park (Amur Region, Russia) in June-July 2015.

Science, Ecology, English, and Art teachers and educators from Milwaukee County interested in wildlife conservation are invited to apply for a three-week work trip to the Amur Region of Russia (tentative dates June 16 – July 10, 2015). We have two openings on the team that must be filled by February 15, 2015.

The major costs of the trip (~$3000) will be covered by a special grant for Milwaukee County teachers. Each participant must contribute $300 towards the costs of the trip and pay for obtaining their Russian visa (~$230). Prior to the trip, participants should be able to attend two team meetings in Milwaukee in February-March and one meeting at ICF Headquarters in Baraboo, Wisconsin in April.

ICF has been bringing teams of Americans to Muraviovka Park for Sustainable Land Use every summer since 1994. The 2015 program title is “From Milwaukee to Muraviovka: “Linking Classrooms, Cranes & Cultures through the Leopold Education Project.” American teachers will facilitate a 4-day teacher workshop focusing on hands-on environmental education teaching strategies and land ethic, at the same time developing English language skills of Russian attendees. Activities are taught at Muraviovka Park’s beautiful camp facility overlooking the floodplains of the Amur River that are home to endangered species of cranes and other waterbirds. For detailed information about the trip and application form contact the trip coordinator Elena Smirenski.