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Girls, Engineering, Math & Science at UW-Waukesha

The Girls, Engineering, Math & Science program at UW-Waukesha is already in its ninth year, but the program continues to reach capacity time and time again.

Holly Wehrhahn, Southeast Director of Continuing Education for UW Colleges, has seen the program grow from its small initial iteration to today, where space is at a premium.

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UW Colleges 2016 Commencements

Commencement is a seminal moment in any graduate’s life, representing the end of one chapter and the start of another.

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Wisconsin Master Naturalists volunteer to support Wisconsin’s natural resources

Wisconsin has abundant natural spaces accessible to visitors, including more than 60 state parks and more than 70 nature preserves. But that much natural space requires a lot of personnel support, which state parks and nature centers cannot always provide.

A program led through the University of Wisconsin-Extension and University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Environmental Resources Center is training a network of qualified volunteers to help meet that need.