Education Committee


Gary Swick and Otter Creek Middle School
  1. Educate citizens about environmental conditions, threats and opportunities in the Fox River Watershed. 
  2. Manage Outreach Education operations. This includes staff, equipment, communications, scheduling,  financing, data management and field procedures.
  3. Manage educational displays, activities, scheduling and presentations at events.
  4. Develop/improve formal Outreach Education programs/curricula as needed.
  5. Develop and implement informal education programs and curricula at Schweitzer Environmental Center (S.E.C.). This includes Watershed Academy (informal adult environmental education) programming and development of an Education Advisory Council (AKA Education Think Tank).
  6. Engage School District 300 staff in expanding SEC useage.

Current Members:

Gary Swick, Chair
Gary Mechanic, Watershed Academy (community education programs)
Doug Williamson, Advisory Council
Jennifer Howard, Media development
Meghan Yancey, Lead Outreach Educator

Outreach Educators

Emily Dombrowski,
Antoinette White
Michelle Solland
Kathy Kelly
Dave Murk
Jenni Shiavone

Community Members

Jeni Schivone
Cindy Wendt
Jessica Mino
Jennifer Schmidt Stoner
Jackie Kamber

Meeting Schedule:

The Education Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. at the Schweitzer Environmental Center

Volunteers Needed:

We are always looking for environmental educators experienced in formal, and informal educational settings.

Committee Contact:

Gary Swick – email