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

If you would like to reserve the School Forest, please click here and follow the steps to become a registered user.