Wausau School Forest


Recognizing the inter-relatedness and inter-dependency of all things on our planet, the mission of environmental education is to help students become knowledgeable, skilled, dedicated citizens who are willing to work toward achieving and maintaining a dynamic equilibrium between the quality of life and the quality of the environment.

The Wausau School Forest provides a special learning experience for students in the Wausau School District. Located 11 miles southwest of the city on the banks of the Wisconsin River, the School Forest has been a part of the District's curriculum since 1942. The forest of pine and hardwoods covering over 400 acres becomes a classroom unlike any other. Here students learn about nature, they learn about working together, and they learn there is a little more inside of themselves than they thought possible.

The School Forest is utilized throughout the year by a variety of School District and private groups. The quiet setting provides a perfect retreat for many Wausau area organizations. Through all four seasons the School Forest is a wonderful opportunity to see nature at its best.

Staff Directory

Environmental Education Coordinator: Mr. Chris Nelson
Caretaker: Ms. Kati Cihlar
Educator: Mr. Mike Mroczenski
Head Cook: Ms. Pamela Kiepke

Contact School

Chris Nelson
Environmental Education Coordinator
218735 County Road KK
Mosinee, WI 54455

Rental Information

Rachel Rosenthal
715-261-0565 - Monday-Friday
7:30am - 3:30pm