Contact Us

LEAF
800 Reserve St
Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education
College of Natural Resources
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481
 
Tel: 715.346.4956
Fax: 715.346.3025
      STAFF

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Nicole Filizetti
Program Development Specialist and Project Learning Tree State Coordinator
Nicole was a middle and high school science teacher in the rural Upper Peninsula and urban Florida for 10 years before starting with LEAF in 2013.  She obtained her formal education at Northern Michigan University, including a B.S. in Biology/Ecology, a post-baccalaureate secondary teaching certificate, and an M.S. in Science Education. 

Nicole came into her interest in forestry education as an extension of her childhood spent playing in the woods, and she loves her job because she gets to help teachers get their students outdoors.  Nicole can be reached at nicole.filizetti@uwsp.edu.  

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Gretchen Marshall
Forestry and Outdoor Education Specialist
Gretchen Marshall has always loved being outdoors and has spent many hours fishing with family in Canada. Her first appreciation for school forests developed in high school as an environmental education counselor with the Tri-County School Forest program. Gretchen received her bachelor degrees in Biology Education and Resource Management: with an emphasis in Environmental Education from UWSP. She recently received her Master’s degree in Environmental Education. Gretchen taught high school biology in Black River Falls and helped develop the school forest program there before joining the LEAF Program. Gretchen can be reached at Gretchen.Marshall@uwsp.edu
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Dan Martinson
Communications and Networking Coordinator
Dan's love of the outdoors began with family camping, hiking, and rock climbing trips in central Wisconsin. Today his hobbies continue to connect him to Wisconsin's environment as an avid swimmer, mountain biker, snowboarder, and cross country skier. Dan graduated from UWSP with a degree in Education and taught middle school science, math, and reading. He has worked professionally and as a community volunteer on a variety of digital, web, and print design projects, public relations and marketing campaigns, and promotional and outreach materials. Dan enjoys the unique challenge of integrating environmental education and the digital world. Contact Dan at Dan.Martinson@uwsp.edu

     Instructors
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Sally Ellingboe retired from the Stevens Point Area School District in 2002. She served as the environmental education coordinator and managed the district's Boston School Forest for 20 years. Sally was also an elementary school teacher for 12 years. She received both her bachelor's degree in intermediate/upper elementary education and her master's degree in resource management/environmental education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Janet-Moore.gifJanet Moore is a working artist, educator, and project director for Beyond Words: Artistic Visions of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands, an NEA "Imagine Your Parks" grant project with the Bad River Tribe and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Originally from southern Wisconsin, she received her B.S. in Art and B.S. in Environmental Studies at and her Masters in Environmental Education from UW-Stevens Point. These dual interests have given Janet a unique perspective on art as a powerful tool for observing, connecting and preserving nature.
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Mary Pardee
is an assistant professor with the UW-Cooperative Extension, serving in the role of Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator in Polk County. She received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from UW-Green Bay and her master’s degree in Environmental Education and Interpretation from UW-Stevens Point. A former naturalist and lakes education specialist, Mary has been teaching various environmental concepts to adult and youth audiences for over 20 years.
Kim-Wahl-3.gifKim Wahl is the director of education for the Wisconsin Green Schools Network (WGSN). She received her bachelor's degree from UW-Whitewater and her master's degree from UW-Stevens Point with an emphasis on teaching biology. She is beginning her doctorate of education program in educational sustainability at UW-Stevens Point. She taught oceanography while she lived in the Pacific Northwest, and she has also taught courses or workshops focused on Earth science, environmental science, forestry, and biology. Her favorite thing to teach is field biology, including topics in forestry, prairies, and all things outdoors. She continues to teach and has over 19 years of teaching experience.
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Brian Wahl currently works for the Department of Natural Resources.  He received his bachelor's degrees in Natural Science and Education from UW-Madison.  After teaching high school Agriculture and Environmental Science and working as a naturalist, he received his master's degree from UWSP with an emphasis in Urban Forestry.  Brian enjoys sharing his passion for the outdoors and forestry with all age groups.  He remains active with the local schools by leading field trips and guest speaking several times a year.