Willamette Resources and Educational Network (WREN)
WREN is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to practice and promote land stewardship through education, partnerships, and scientific research. Our official main web site is at http://www.wewetlands.org/wren.asp.
Local educators identified the need for an environmental education curriculum that took an interdisciplinary approach, provided hands on experience, and focused on the practical efforts of restoration.
As part of the West Eugene Wetlands Partnership, WREN is filling that niche by developing programs and facilitating experiences that educate individuals and increase personal and community awareness of the wetlands. WREN has now reached more than 15,000 participants through school programs and interpretive programs for children and adults in a 30 foot-diameter yurt, WREN's outdoor classroom. For more than a decade, the West Eugene Wetlands Partners have envisioned the West Eugene Wetlands Education Center to house the growing education program.
WREN continues to share its mission through a multi-partner approach that pulls together many public, private, and government entities and community members for the benefit of the community and the protection
- WREN 2005 Annual Report
- WREN Store Customer Service Policy
- Thesis by Roxana Hernandez, June 2005 An Assessment of the Environmental Literacy of Opinion Leaders in Eugene, Oregon. Roxana is a former intern
WREN News and Annoucements
March 17, 2008 - Presentation of the Master Plan for the West Eugene Wetlands Education Center
Latest Edition - Wetland Word Newsletter (Winter 2008)
( example WREN Subpage )
WREN in the Media
- Look for new education center, letter to the editor by Susanne Twight-Alexander, Eugene Register-Guard, Sunday, July 29, 2007
- U.S. gives land to city for wetlands building, by Ed Russo, Eugene Register-Guard, Wednesday