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WCEE’s Approach

The WCEE believes students reach their full potential in education when the environment, including the local community, is used as the context for learning. Our goal is to help create schools where learning is experiential, interdisciplinary, relevant and available to all. Through our consulting services, WCEE staff work with Wisconsin schools and districts to help them further a curricular approach that has environmental education and community connections integrated throughout all subjects and grade levels.

In addition to this integrated approach, WCEE consulting services are also available to assist schools with reaching smaller goals related to increasing their connections to energy and/or forestry education. WCEE staff can provide specialized expertise in school building energy efficiency, renewable energy, climate change, and sustainable transportation. WCEE staff can also assist schools in enhancing opportunities for outdoor learning and developing their school grounds or school forest. General consulting services to help schools become greener and healthier are also available in partnership with other environmental education organizations throughout the state.


On-Demand Courses

The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education offers various options for on-demand, self-paced professional development that cover various Environmental Educational topics. When looking through our trainings look for “On-Demand Online Course” above the title or “Online Module” within the title in the professional development calendar.


Environmental Ed Stipulation

The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education (WCEE) offers several courses that fulfill the Environmental Education Stipulation through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). When looking through our trainings look for “(Meets EE Stipulation)” in the description to identify courses that meet the Stipulation.


For a full list of upcoming or available professional development opportunities visit our professional development calendar.

Custom Services

The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education is here to work with you to integrate environmental education into your curriculum and increase the sustainability of your school community. We offer workshops by request, which can be tailored to your school’s needs.

Program Trainings

KEEP Trainings

​Professional development through KEEP helps educators in all grade levels and subject areas integrate energy concepts into the curriculum using various teaching strategies and assessment techniques. Prepare your students to be innovative leaders while they gain 21st-century skills to solve energy issues.

LEAF Trainings

Want to provide a professional development opportunity related to Wisconsin’s forests, outdoor environmental education, and/or school forests? LEAF can provide professional development in Winter Ecology, Team Building, Outdoor Education Methods, literacy, and a variety of other topics focusing on Wisconsin’s forests.

PLT Trainings

Become trained in Project Learning Tree, and learn how to use the environment to engage PreK-12 students in learning, both outdoors and indoors. PLT’s award winning curriculum materials help teach students how to think, not what to think, about real-world issues.