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About the Center

Our Mission

The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay promotes education, scientific research, land protection and stewardship, and community services that contribute to conservation of the western Great Lakes fauna and flora. These activities embody the University’s educational mission and provide programmatic support for the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum and other UW-Green Bay-managed natural areas, Richter Museum of Natural History, Gary A. Fewless Herbarium, and biodiversity-related research projects.

The Center strengthens educational programs at UW-Green Bay by cultivating hands-on learning opportunities for students in undergraduate and graduate courses as well as those participating in internships and collaborative research projects. The Center is a regional clearinghouse of biodiversity information for professional biologists, naturalists, educators, and local private enterprises, forging constructive links between UW-Green Bay, the scientific community, and the people of northeastern Wisconsin.