Outreach

The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity is committed to providing teachers, students, and community members with opportunities to take part in hands-on, biodiversity-centered learning. Learn more about these opportunities below:

Collection Tours
Tours of the Richter Museum can be arranged for small groups. The collection is open to UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff, as well as K-12 school groups and community groups. Please contact the Museum Curator, Dr. Dan Meinhardt, to schedule your tour.

Tours of the Gary A. Fewless Herbarium can be arranged for small groups. The collection is open to UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff. Please contact the Herbarium Curator, Dr. Keir Wefferling, to schedule your tour. 


Display Table for Events
Looking for vendor tables for your next event? We can provide your event with a display that provides information about the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and ways you can become involved. Educational activities can be a part of your event upon request. Please contact the Camp and Outreach Coordinator, Samantha Betancur, to submit your request. 


Informational Presentations
Faculty, staff, or students from the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity can provide your event, meeting, school or community group with an educational program about a variety of topics including: birds, frogs, plants, fungi, invasive species, conservation, ecology, habitat restoration, and local research efforts. Please contact the Camp and Outreach Coordinator, Samantha Betancur, to submit your request. 
 
Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Project

A network of teachers and students from 11 area high schools that monitor seven environmentally impaired streams in the Fox River watershed for water quality and ecological health. Participants take on the role of scientists and explore local streams and waterways, in partnership with the scientific community. Standardized methods and annual teacher training sessions allow the students to collect quality-assured data in their watersheds. Collected data provides a measurement of pollution that flows to the Fox River and Bay of Green Bay.  This runoff pollution is the type of pollution that contributes to the much publicized “dead zone” in the bay of Green Bay.
This monitoring program is administered by the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences and the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Learn more about the program here

Cofrin Arboretum Self-Guided Walking Tours
These tours are currently in development for Spring 2022.