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​​​​​​Outreach and Extension    

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is a non-profit, educational program offering hands-on workshops to adult women. We encourage a supportive environment conducive to learning, making friends, and having fun. No experience is necessary and BOW is for women of all ages and fitness levels.

Center for Land Use Education (CLUE) 


The Center for Land Use Education, also known as CLUE, creates learning opportunities for communities to help them make sound land-use decisions that result in a sustainable Wisconsin.

Center for Watershed Science and Education 


The Center for Watershed Science and Education:  supports watershed stewardship; Assists citizens with lake, river, and drinking water quality problems; promotes management strategies for water resource protection; provides water quality assessment and support, and prepares students for careers as water resource professionals.

  • Central Wisconsin Groundwater Center

    • Helping citizens and governments manage the groundwater in Wisconsin wisely, through education, public information, applied research, and technical assistance.
  • Extension Lakes

    • Extension Lakes is a team of education professionals dedicated to preserving our Wisconsin Legacy of lakes through education, communication, and bringing people together.
  • Water and Environmental Analysis Lab (WEAL)

    • The WEAL offers analytical, research, and educational services to the public such as testing homeowner’s water for a wide range of toxins including metals and pesticides.
Forestry Focused 

The Groundwater Model Project (GWMP) is run 100% by the UW-Stevens Point American Water Resources student chapter. The first groundwater flow model was built as a project at UW-Stevens Point in the early 1980s. As interest and demand for the models grew, it emerged into the business it is today. The purpose of the GWMP project is to:

  • Fund student research for the UW-Stevens Point Student Chapter of the American Water Resources Association

  • Provide valuable work experience for students in the College of Natural Resources

  • Further groundwater education around the world 

Wisconsin Center for Envir​onmental Education (WCEE)  

  • The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education (WCEE) strives to improve our communities’ environmental, social, and economic vitality. Its statewide K-12 energy and forestry education programs provide professional development, hands-on classroom resources, and ready-to-use lessons. The WCEE is housed within the College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point. WCEE staff maintains a strong relationship with Environmental Education faculty in the college. WCEE staff provides pre-service trainings to students in the UW-Stevens Point School of Education teacher preparation program through the Introduction to Environmental Study and Education course. All WCEE staff members are active in the university community through service and scholarship.

 Wisconsin Center for Wildlife 

The Wisconsin Center for Wildlife (WCW) engages students, landowners, professionals, and others in sustainable wildlife management through research, education, and outreach.  
  The Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit provides fisheries and aquatic science research and M.S. graduate education through a unique collaboration of the U.S. Geological Survey, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  • Aquatic Biomonitoring Laboratory

    • The Aquatic Biomonitoring Laboratory analyzes benthic macroinvertebrate samples to assess the ecological condition and environmental quality at sampled locations and provides undergraduate students with employment opportunities. 
  • Fisheries Analysis Center

    • The Fisheries Analysis Center provides three primary services to fisheries management agencies in the state of Wisconsin and beyond: Analysis of fish population dynamics and demographics as they relate to fisheries management and environmental variability; Development, implementation, and evaluation of methods for estimating the age and growth of fish; and Technical training (seminars and short courses) for fisheries professionals and students.

WIST is a multidisciplinary institute powered by the energy and expertise of faculty, staff, and students across the UW-Stevens Point campus.

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