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FIELD Edventures

FIELD Edventures

(formerly the Wisconsin Green Schools Network)

Engaging the rock-skipping, frog-catching spirit that lives in each of us

FIELD Edventures mission is to:

Connect with educators to explore natural and cultural systems and engage learners for thriving individuals and communities.

WGSN is a committee of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation and supports the Federation’s mission of conservation through education. Since 2008, WGSN has supported more than 50 schools and hundreds of educators to implement the F.I.E.L.D. Corps (Fostering Inquiry and Engaging Learners Through Discovery) model rooted in place-based environmental education. F.I.E.L.D. Corps educators design and facilitate learning experiences, both inside and outside the classroom, that engage students in meaningful, real-world investigations. Click the Logo above for more information.

F.I.E.L.D. Corps- Fostering Inquiry and Engaging Learners through Discovery

What does F.I.E.L.D. Corps look like?

F.I.E.L.D. Corps is delivered through professional development, coaching, and technical assistance.

  1. Professional development takes the form of workshops, online modules, and other events for early childhood through post-secondary classroom teachers and non-formal educators. These workshops often serve as the first introduction to the F.I.E.L.D. Corps model.
  2. Coaching is an in-depth approach where WGSN staff work side-by-side with teachers in and outside of their classroom to co-plan, co-teach, and co-reflect for long-term instructional change.
  3. Coaches can also provide technical assistance for school design, coherence models, curriculum frameworks, websites, and more.  

How is F.I.E.L.D. Corps funded?

WGSN receives private foundation support, state and federal grants, event sponsorships, program registration, and service contracts of more than $250,000 annually through partnerships with organizations such as the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, EPA EE program, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, and Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools, and individual schools. WWF receives an administrative fee based on a percentage of all revenue.


Get Involved!

Connect with us:

FIELD Edventures Staff/Team

Sandy Benton

Co-Founder and Director of School Services


Ruth Ann Lee

Project WET and Project WILD State Coordinator

(608) 635-0600

Victoria Rydberg

Co-Founder and Chair

Cheryl Schnell

Co-Founder and Vice-Chair


Emma Keese

Program Support and Communications Specialist