Nature Programs Overview
At WisCorps, we believe that environmental and nature education is crucial to the development of children, youth, and adults through quality learning experiences in nature and with a positive and welcoming atmosphere. Our goal is to foster appreciation and a sense of stewardship for the environment and our natural resources throughout the La Crosse community and surrounding area as a whole. As a result, individuals will develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues and have the skills to make informed and responsible decisions.
Our youth programs include nature learning experiences through activities, teaching, and hands-on integrative projects and experiments. We partner with other conservation organizations in the area to take students out in the field to designated areas for land restoration, trail building and maintenance and invasive species removal. Our programs are state of the art due to our unique site; we are adjacent to the La Crosse River Marsh and Hixon Forest which provides rich biodiversity and opportunities for our programs.
Accessible Environmental Education
Last year WisCorps environmental education program served over 7,500 children and adults. WisCorps is expanding the environmental education program offer inclusive and specific programs for children and adults with disabilities. Our goal is to become the destination for accessible and inclusive environmental education in Wisconsin. For specialized programs or services, please contact Andrea, Inclusive Program Coordinator to plan your visit: (608) 799-2570 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Breaking Barriers to the Outdoors
WisCorps is dedicated to eliminating barriers to employment, environmental education, and recreation in Wisconsin’s outdoors. Inclusion has many aspects, not just physical accessibility. WisCorps has completed an Inclusion Assessment through the Inclusive Resource Center, headquartered at SUNY Cortland. This assessment focuses on physical aspects, administrative and program practices that promote inclusion. With the results we will create an organization wide master plan. We hope to build on the plan and assist other nature education and outdoor recreation centers to be more inclusive of people with disabilities.
To sign up your group for programs or for information about WisCorps environmental and nature programs contact Stephanie Hanna, Education Manager at email@example.com or 608-782-2494 X 223