Earth Partnership

Education through Ecological Restoration – Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture

Indigenous Arts and Sciences

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Student group planting in Nicaragua

Earth Partnership promotes native habitat restoration as a process for community learning and land stewardship

Learning through stewardship:

  • Improves educational opportunities for all learners
  • Builds meaningful relationships in human communities and with natural communities
  • Promotes ecological literacy
  • Takes action to heal the land
  • Strengthens resilience to environmental and climatic challenges
  • Fosters hope in young people and adults

Thank you to our funders:


  • National Science Foundation
  • USDA Forest Service/National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • NSF GeoPath
  • Mellon (HEAL)
  • NOAA B-Wet
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
  • USDA Forest Service


UW-Madison School of Education/Grand Challenges, Private donations, Spencer Foundation, US Environmental Protection Agency; Wisconsin ESSA Improving Teacher Quality Program; Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment; Sand County Foundation; Morgridge Center for Public Service; Wisconsin Environmental Education Board; Nuzum – Kickapoo Valley Restoration Fund; NOAA Wisconsin Sea Grant; NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training; Institute of Museum and Library Services; US Environmental Protection Agency – Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Precollege Education Program; USDA Forest Service – More Kids in the Woods Program; UW Center for Biology Education; The Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund; Excel Energy; US Fish and Wildlife Service – Schoolyard Strategic Assessment and Action Plan; WI Coastal Management Program; Friends of the UW–Madison Arboretum