Volunteering is essential to gaining experience for an Environmental Science career. If you cannot get a relevant job during the summer, you must volunteer to gain experience and make networking contacts.

Local volunteer opportunities with external organizations include:

  • NSF Ephemeral Ponds Research in Chippewa County

    To volunteer, please contact Dr. Mandy Little at littlea@uwstout.edu

  • Bat Monitoring in Dunn County.
    To volunteer for this project, contact Ted Ludwig at oringted@charter.net
  • Red Cedar River Basin Monitoring Group 
    Contact Krista James jamesk@uwstout.edu or Ted Ludwig oringted@charter.net 
  • Clean Boats Education Campaign
    contact Ted Ludwig oringted@charter.net 
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service Earth Team 
    To find an office near you, go here.  
  • The Nature Conservancy.
    Go here to select your state and see opportunities.
Galloway Creek project