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The Promise of Place web site is a project of:

Center for Place-based Learning and Community Engagement

A unique public private partnership that works to advance the state of the art in place-based education by facilitating collaborative efforts in research, program design, techical assistance, resource development and dissemination. The Center Partners are:

In collaboration with:

Place-based Education and Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC)

A unique partnership of several nonprofit organizations and projects from New England and beyond whose aim is to strengthen and deepen the practice place-based education initiatives through program evaluation. The PEEC Partners are:

This website was supported by the USDA Forest Service as part of Electronic Commons competitive grants program. A partnership of the USDA Forest Service, Wood Education and Resource Center, and the Northern Initiatives

Additional web support provided by Missouri Botanical Garden under National Science Foundation grants #ESI-0639638 and #DRL-0833663.


Here at Home: A Wisconsin Cultural Tour for K-12 Teachers

Wisconsin Teachers of Local Culture, in cooperation with the UW-Madison's Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures and the Wisconsin Arts Board, hosts educational tours for educators. The interdisciplinary,immersive eight-day tours take teachers around the state in an exploration of the diversity of Wisconsin's local cultures, their expressions, and the environmental and human forces that shape them. Sample highlights of the tours include visits with blacksmiths at the nation's only Hmong blacksmith shop in LaCrosse, an exploration of Wisconsin's Belgian and Czech settlement area, learning about Wisconsin's timber industry through interviewing and observing a contract logger and National Forest Service personnel at work in the Chequamegon National Forest, and hearing the Queens of Harmony performing a cappella gospel at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum in Milwaukee. For more information about the Wisconsin Teachers of Local Culture, and to explore curriculum developed by participating educators, go to

Madison, Wisconsin

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