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University Programs

WNS established collaborative partnerships with local universities for research, internships, educational programs, and community service learning on our properties

  • Formed a Memorandum of Understanding with USI outlining a working partnership and policies for research and education programs involving university faculty and students on the Howell Wetlands property.

  • The University of Evansville hosted a BioBlitz biological inventory. University scientists and students from all over the state traveled to participate in a weekend-long study to document the diversity of flora and fauna of Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve.

  • Local Universities sought after community service-learning opportunities on WNS properties and coordinated projects and participants from their student body.

  • WNS established a college intern program in the areas of environmental education and marketing.

  • WNS properties are increasingly the subject of research for many of the local University faculty and students.

  • University of Evansville Freshman Volunteer Event provided 50 volunteers for a day to WNS for creek clean up, armory maintenance, and trail maintenance at Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve.

Indiana Academy of Science

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