Latino Earth Partnership (LEP)

Project Lead

Maria Moreno

University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

Community Partners

Catholic Multicultural Center

Centro Hispano

Wingra Boots

Friends of Lake Wingra


LEP aims to improve ecological literacy, student achievement, and Spanish-English language proficiency.  LEP strengthens educational and community ties through authentic, culturally relevant activities and curricula developed through community dialogues and outreach to families; culturally responsive and coherent instruction; and, enhanced STEM learning emphasizing water stewardship and native habitat restoration.  LEP is practiced in Madison, Milwaukee, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Puerto Rico facilitating the global to local connections for students and teachers.