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Wisconsin
Wisconsin Chapter

Name of activity:  Arbor Day Tree Planting for Madison Elementary School’s 50th Anniversary
Date: Friday, April 24th 2009
Location: Madison Elementary School - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Additional sponsors or participating organizations: City of Wauwatosa, Wauwatosa School District, Wi DNR

Brief description of event:
A Burr Oak tree will be planted on the school grounds by the kindergarten classes in commemoration of Madison Elementary School’s 50th Anniversary.  The tree has been sponsored by the City of Wauwatosa, as it will also be the official Arbor Day Tree planted for 2009, maintaining the city’s Tree City USA status.  The tree and kindergarten class will represent the future generations of Madison Elementary School as it continues to grow into the future. 
Acorns collected last fall, which the class will be painting gold for a keepsake.  During this activity in each kindergarten classroom, Pam and I will discuss Landscape Architecture, and the value of the profession to our world.  The intent is to plant a seed in today’s children so that they may grow into tomorrows Landscape Architects.

Is this event open to the public?  The event will be attended by students and staff of Madison Elementary School, City of Wauwatosa staff and elected officials, and WiDNR representatives.  Anyone from the public that would like to attend should check-in at the school office.

Contact person on the day of the event: Pam or Jason

Day-of contact phone: 414-520-1962 (Jason), 262-751-8960 (Pam)

 

Name of activity:  Habitat for Humanity
Date:  April 4, 2009
Location:  Madison, WI

Brief description of event: 
The WIASLA Chapter is volunteering for the Dane County Habitat for Humanity organization as one way of reaching out to the community and helping to create awareness of landscape architecture.  This is a free event that will also encourage participants to get to know other landscape architects in the WIASLA Chapter.  Volunteers will work on a local Habitat for Humanity house on Saturday, April 4th from 8:15am until 3:30pm. 

 

Name of activity:  Dinner & Learn - Permeable Pavers by Unilock
Date: Thursday, April 16th 2009
Location: McKay Nursery Company, 750 S Monroe Street, Waterloo, WI

Additional sponsors or participating organizations: Unilock and McKay Nursery Co
Brief description of event:
Permeable Pavers; Design, Technical and Installation by Unilock. Unilock will present design criteria, technical data and installation demonstration for permeable paver products with dinner, sponsored by Unilock and McKay Nursery Co to follow.

Is this event open to the public?  Yes
Contact person on the day of the event: Jay Gehler
Day-of contact phone:   608-695-6722

 

Name of activity: Wisconsin Capitol Display
Date: April 4-9 2009
Location: WI State Capitol Rotunda


Brief description of event:
Display of Presentation Boards at the State Capitol including; WI Chapter professional award winning projects, ASLA headquarters green roof, and information on NLAM and the profession.

Is this event open to the public?  Yes
Contact person on the day of the event:  Shawn Kelly email: kellydesigngroup@msn.com

 

Name of activity: WAPA/WI-ASLA 2009 Spring Conference
Date: March 26-27
Location: Sheboygan, WI

Brief description of event:
WAPA/WI-ASLA 2009 Spring Conference in Sheboygan on March 26-27 continues.  With a theme of Sustainable Infrastructure, the conference features 4 plenary sessions and 24 breakout sessions.  WisDNR Secretary Matt Frank, Congressman Tom Petri, will speak on Great Lakes Compact and Federal Infrastructure Initiative.  Professor John Magnuson will speak on Climate Change and its impact on waters in Wisconsin.  We will also include information on other federal stimulus funds coming to Wisconsin. 

Is this event open to the public?  Yes
Contact person on the day of the event:  Pamela J. Linn, ASLA
Day-of contact phone:   262-751-8960

 

Wisconsin Student Chapter events:

Name of activity: Agriculture Hall Courtyard Design
Date: TBD
Location: UW-Madison Campus

Brief description of event: Student in the Department of Landscape Architecture will be taking part in a design project to redesign the West Agriculture hall Courtyard. Stormwater Management and Year-Round use will be top priorities.

Is this event open to the public? No
Contact person on the day of the event: Dan Schmitt
Day-of contact phone: 414-640-5048

 

Name of activity: High School Outreach
Date: TBD
Location: Wisconsin Area High Schools

Brief description of event: Student in the Department of Landscape Architecture will contact their high school guidance department to spread awareness of the Landscape Architecture Field. Packets containing ASLA brochures, department contacts and syllabus will be provided as well as PPT with past student work for review by prospective students.
Several presentations will also be held at high schools to demonstrate what the profession of Landscape Architecture is really about by current students.

Is this event open to the public? Yes
Contact person on the day of the event: Dan Schmitt
Day-of contact phone: 414-640-5048

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