On this site you will find information about our statewide water monitoring project. This information includes an interactive map, recent news and events and information about our partners and collaborators throughout the state.

Recent News and Events

Science Strikes Back 2019

February 6, 2019

We are proud to announce EPA funding for the Science Strikes Back community science fair and thank the EPA for its grant funding of this project. Science Strikes Back: Empowering Students and Educators to Impact Urban Watersheds (SSB) will connect educators and students in the Milwaukee metropolitan area with the training and tools necessary to engage in hands-on environmental education and water quality monitoring. By participating in SSB activities and research accelerators, students and teachers in Milwaukee will be empowered to critically analyze environmental issues, solve problems in their communities, and make important decisions about local water quality. Project partners will provide resources and local content specialists that are critical to successful experiential science education programming. Through the development of collaborative relationships between students, educators, and content specialists from locally-based organizations, SSB will produce a strong network in Milwaukee for continued environmental education and natural resource stewardship. Data collected from SSB will be uploaded here and is accessible to anyone who is interested in seeing the results of the students' inquiries. To register a project or check out more information, visit the Science Strikes Back homepage.

If you are in the Milwaukee area and want to get involved, please contact R. Justin Hougham at justin.hougham@ces.uwex.edu

Participating partners:

Project Information

Upham Woods and their partners have been awarded a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Education Local Grant Program (Grant no. EPA-00E02045). This grant will support two years of DOTS implementation with a focus on local water quality.

Collaborators in this project include:

  • Escuela Verde
  • Urban Ecology Center - Menomonee Valley Branch
  • The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Reflo Sustainable Water Solutions
  • Friends of Wehr Nature Center

To learn more about our collaborators, check out the Partners and Collaborators page for bio sketches, pictures and updates on current projects.

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For more information contact

Dr. Justin Hougham

Director, Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center