Inclusive Program Overview 2018

In the summer of 2017, WisCorps started a new Conservation Crew to include crew members with and without physical disabilities.  Transcript of Video

Join us as we make our communities, parks, natural areas, and workplaces accessible to all!

 

Inclusive Community and Conservation Crews

From the success of the Inclusive Crew 2017 pilot program WisCorps is expanding the program and incorporating inclusivity in the Conservation Program. The program will include two Inclusive Crews, one crew stationed in La Crosse and one roving throughout the state of Wisconsin. Both crews will live, work, and recreate together, with varying levels of support. For more information:

American Sign Language Conservation Crew

Community Inclusive Crew

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 andrea.frisch@wiscorps.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.

 

Pictured below:

A young man wearing a bright green WisCorps hard hat steers a wheelbarrow holding a large rock across a wooden bridge.

A young woman kneels in a pile of mulch surrounded by yellow, light green, and dark green hostas.

The 2017 Inclusive Crew, stands with their completed raised garden bed with Jenni, a La Crosse community member.

A young man guides a sledge-hammer in the crook of his elbow (he does not have a hand or forearm) to a steel rod holding a retaining wall.