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Chris Mechenich

Chris has a B.S. in Biological Aspects of Conservation from UW-Milwaukee and a M.S. in Natural Resources (Water Resources emphasis) from UW-Stevens Point (UWSP). For 17 years, she was the Groundwater Educator at the Central Wisconsin Groundwater Center, part of UW-Extension at UWSP.  Chris conducted basic groundwater education programs and drinking water quality education programs for private well owners around Wisconsin. Later, she coordinated interdisciplinary teams at UWSP writing Natural Resources Condition Assessments for National Parks and Lakeshores in the Great Lakes region, and earned license to teach middle and high school sciences and developed reading assessments for an educational software company. In addition to serving on WGF’s Environmental Rules/Water Resources Work Group, Chris is passionate about biodiversity, the Wisconsin Idea, and helping young people love the natural world and develop critical thinking skills through studying science.