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.


Check out what is happening in nature at CWES with iNaturalist. If you observe something cool in nature at CWES, add it to our list!

​We are currently hiring our 2023 Summer Staff.  

Counselor/Naturalist Positions

Health Care Counselor

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

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​CWES is accredited by the American Camp Association.