A hiker looks out over the Mississippi River in Winona, MN.

Our Mission

Mission Statement
The mission of the WSU Outdoor Education & Recreation Center is to provide students, faculty and the greater Winona community with opportunities to access the rich outdoor environment for the purposes of teaching, learning, and recreation. We are committed to inspiring individuals to become lifelong advocates for sustainability, conservation and healthy lifestyles.

Vision Statement
The WSU OERC is a place for students, faculty, staff and community members to learn how to participate in outdoor activities responsibly and safely. It is our vision to create an environment that inspires individuals to develop a personal relationship with the land and become responsible, active members of our outdoor community.


Mission and Vision

“We abuse the land because we see it as a commodity belonging to us. When we begin to see the land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
-Aldo Leopold

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Outdoor Education & Recreation Center
Integrated Wellness Center 140