Structure


College of Natural Resources (CNR) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP)

The WCEE is housed within the College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point. Three WCEE staff members have teaching faculty positions within the Environmental Education and Interpretation Program in the college. They advise graduate and undergraduate students to advance research in environmental education. Additional staff members teach courses for university credit on campus, online, and at professional development workshops.  The WCEE staff also works with the UWSP School of Education teacher preparation program. All WCEE staff members are active in the university community through service and scholarship.

Partners Throughout the State

The WCEE expands its capacity to work with schools throughout the state by building relationships with local organizations, individuals, and programs. These partners are essential to cultivating education for sustainability in Wisconsin. By coordinating statewide efforts, the WCEE can offer an anchor to help leverage resources to implement initiatives locally. One of the WCEE’s key indicators of success is the engagement and support of local partners.
 
The WCEE has developed long-term partnerships with specific entities to support topic-specific environmental literacy through the development of programs, resources, and professional development. The WCEE offers expertise in program development and coordination as well as an established relationship with K-12 educators in the state. Partnership programs within the WCEE include:

Statewide Efforts

The WCEE’s structure provides the capacity to house programs or initiatives with a statewide reach. The WCEE offers stability to these entities by ensuring long-term support and continuity in resources and facilities. The staff members of these programs and initiatives are included as staff of the WCEE and UWSP. This facilitates greater communication among programs with similar goals of supporting environmental education in the state. Current programs and initiatives housed within the WCEE include: