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Rudolph Environmental Center (REC)

Mission: The Rudolph Environmental Center (REC) exists to provide Newman Catholic Schools and neighbors a place to appreciate God’s beautiful natural resources through outdoor education, recreation and conservation.

An ideal setting for an outdoor classroom, the Rudolph Environmental Center (REC) is 33 acres of diverse topography, flora and fauna. From bottomland, flood-prone forest, marsh, and oxbow to dry, upland and field areas, students can explore many of the biological and physical processes that occur all over Wisconsin. Opportunities to help control invasive species and monitor deer overgrazing provide Newman Catholic students with important immersion into real problems. Conservation clubs at both the high school and middle school, elementary classes, and Eagle Scout candidates have all provided projects to enhance the land and learning opportunities.