Education through Ecological Restoration – Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture
Group of participants in Latino Earth Partnership summer institute stand together in front of local church

Latino Earth Partnership

Latino Earth Partnership (LEP) promotes collaboration between educators and Latino communities by engaging youth and families in culturally based ecological restoration. Environmental stewardship is integrated with culturally authentic resources, Spanish language curriculum, and citizen science process skills like data collection, analysis, habitat restoration, and water stewardship. This program fosters awareness, sensitivity, understanding, skills, and participation in resolving environmental challenges.

Bringing Back the Creek

A film by Connor Mitchell and Reynaldo Morales for Latino Earth Partnership, Escuela Verde, and Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers.

Learn about the restoration of the Kinnickinnic River in Milwaukee, a project that was envisioned and is being carried out by the local community. This film was made possible by funding from NOAA, Wisconsin Sea Grant, and the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program.