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789 Myrick Park Dr.
La Crosse, WI 54601
To develop leadership, self-confidence, and a strong work ethic in youth and young adults through the active stewardship of Wisconsin’s communities and natural resources.
WisCorps crews complete high priority conservation projects across Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. Projects may include trail restoration, habitat restoration, invasive species management, and carpentry projects. Corps Members camp out with their ...
WisCorps crews complete high priority conservation projects across Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. Projects may include trail restoration, ...
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Focus Community & Nonprofit Development
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As a Crew Leader, you will be responsible for crew safety, ensuring high quality work, building community, crew work ethics, and personal development of the Crew Members, among other responsibilities. You must be comfortable with hard work in tough ...
As a Crew Leader, you will be responsible for crew safety, ensuring high quality work, building community, crew work ethics, and personal ...
Focus Education & Youth
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Field Support Member
Field Support Member
The Field Support Member position is a full time/seasonal position based out of the La Crosse, WI headquarters with travel throughout Wisconsin, as well as occasional trips to visit crews in Michigan and Indiana. You will be responsible for ...
The Field Support Member position is a full time/seasonal position based out of the La Crosse, WI headquarters with travel throughout ...
Environmental Education Assistant
Environmental Education Assistant
The Environmental Education Assistant will support the WisCorps Education Manager in successful facilitation of nature programs, ranging from school groups of all ages to public program. Responsibilities include caring for and maintaining enclosures ...
The Environmental Education Assistant will support the WisCorps Education Manager in successful facilitation of nature programs, ranging ...
“The WisCorps crew are the people responsible for the dirty, gritty aspect of conservationism.” -2016 Fall WisCorps Conservation Crew Member
WisCorps crews work in a variety of Wisconsin’s parks, natural areas, and trails. Crew members will be supervised by experienced adult crew leaders. Crews work Monday through Friday, and together to complete projects such as:
Invasive Species management
Carpentry (Constructing bridges, boardwalks)
WisCorps crews live sustainably, unplugged, and follow Leave No Trace principles. Crews work and live together (except Mayor’s and WORKS crews) throughout the experience. During the experience, crew members work together to eat well and minimize their impact on the earth. Enjoy the simple life of campfires, reading books, journaling, talking to fellow crew-mates!
On the weekends, conservation crews stay together to explore or travel to their next project site (except for Mayor’s or WORKS crews). We believe that staying together throughout the experience creates a close-knit community, ask any WisCorps alumni. This is a great opportunity to explore Wisconsin’s best kept secret natural areas, local festivals, or farmer’s markets!
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 8,000 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.
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.