Welcome to CWES!

The Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES) is a 200-acre teaching and learning center located 17 miles east of Stevens Point on glacial Sunset Lake. Since 1975, we have been an integral part of the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point College of Natural Resources program and is staffed with professional natural resource and environmental educators.

Our Mission: To foster in adults and youth the appreciation, understanding, skill development, and motivation needed to help them build a sustainable balance between the environment, economy, and community.

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Your Trip to CWES
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Do you have questions about what your upcoming trip to CWES will be like? CWES now has an orientation video for school groups. Just click on the video.
If you are a teacher already coming out for a field trip to CWES, check out the Planning a Trip page.You can find resources for your visit and, if you scroll down, you can find pre- and post-visit activities available to help enhance your experience.

"Lead the Pack" is an outdoor adventure program for incoming UWSP freshmen that takes place in August at CWES.  Learn more here!

 News & Events


CWES is kicking off it's 3rd year of the After School Camp Program! Sessions will start in mid-October at each of the 7 different sites: Rosholt Elementary School, Iola-Scandinavia Elementary School, Amherst Elementary School, and four sites of the Portage County Boys and Girls: Stevens Point, Junction City, Almond and Plover. Any child that attends even one session can apply for a scholarship for CWES Summer Camp 2015. Check out the website for more information!​

UWSP news  - CWES to benefit from UW-Stevens Point Foundation grant​