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:
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: