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.

Spend a weekend at CWES this Winter with your family!  


​We are currently hiring our summer staff for 2021.  Please see the job descrioption for details.

2021 Naturalist_Support Staff Job Description.pdf

​Check out our new podcast sharing stories stories of nature.

Project Understory Podcast Artwork Image

​Find out how to register for our winter Family Camps.

5 families per weekend!

Click here for more information


​CWES is accredited by the American Camp Association.