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A WTLC Here at Home Cultural Tour for K-12 Educators
June 21 - 24, 2016
Travel through culturally rich north-central Wisconsin over four days starting and ending in Eau Claire. This immersive tour will reveal this region's unique cultural identity as lived by its citizens in communities large and small, urban and rural.
"Changing Landscapes, Changing Lives" will provide many opportunities for personal and professional growth through participant interactions with diverse communities intent on maintaining the best of their culture: Somali Muslim immigrants in Barron, the Czech-American community in Haugen, volunteers who construct the Ice Age Trail, traditional Ojibwe artists in Lac Courte Oreilles, and city officials striving for sustainability in Eau Claire.
Intriguing places we'll visit include the Palmquist Farm with its traditional Finnish architecture and a regional Mennonite and Amish produce market in Withee.
Faculty are public scholars and educators who are experts on the culture of Wisconsin. The cost is ridiculously low at $200/person. Graduate credits are available for a separate fee of $110/credit.
WTLC is a community of educators of all subject areas and grade levels that provides inspiration, support and delight through its exchange of ideas and resources.
WTLC is the hub through which Wisconsin educators connect with others who are committed to including local cultural studies in their teaching and outreach. WTLC enables PK-16 educators to recognize local culture and then help their students understand what being a social creature is all about, to understand their own cultural depth, and develop a respect for the deep and broad cultures of others as lived locally.