University of Wisconsin–Madison
Education through Ecological Restoration – Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture
Institute participants studying plants

Institutes

Institute dialogue in Mexico

Before the Institute

  • Community dialogue informs instructional content, and partners create collaborative teams.
Ecosystem studies in forest

During the Institute 

  • Teams learn about local ecosystems and explore strategies for restoring biodiversity, promoting sustainable landscapes, and preserving a sense of place.
  • Teams develop action plans to engage youth and community in planning and implementing school and neighborhood restorations.
Middle school planting

After the Institute 

  • EP offers continued learning opportunities, resources, and on-site consultation.
  • Teams guide youth and communities in developing stewardship and monitoring projects.
  • Partners stay connected and share stories, knowledge, and research from their restorations.