Environment Catalog (short courses)
Community-based natural resources education short courses for adults
For over 30 years, Elaine identified or created courses for ERC’s semi-annual Environment Catalog, each listing about 150 short courses for adults available around the State of Wisconsin. Courses were offered by Wisconsin nature and outdoor centers and UW campuses, in response to local interests and opportunities. The catalog series was honored with an Environmental Achievement Award in 1990 by the National Environmental Awards Council, and was included in the Council’s Environmental Success Index. Six catalogs from that series are provided below as an example.
After Elaine retired from the UW, the ERC statewide print and online catalog was replaced by http://eeinwisconsin.org/, an online entry system that enables individual groups and organizations to post information about a variety of environmental education resources. “eeinwisconsin” is coordinated by UW Stevens Point.
Catalogs, listing 2010-13 courses, are provided here as an example of outdoor and stewardship learning courses promoted through this adult education series.