The Communications & Education Group ensures that the latest social research on communication climate change information is used for outreach to WICCI’s diverse stakeholder audience. Members of this group include communicators from Wisconsin non-profits, UW-Madison faculty and staff, and extension experts. This Working Group makes themselves available to all of the other WICCI Working Groups to act as advisors when it comes to getting research out to communities.


David S. Liebl
Faculty Associate, WICCI Co-Director
College of Engineering, UW-Madison

Communication & Education Working Group Memebrs

Tara Bergeson
Conservation Biologist
Natural Heritage Conservation, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Sharon Dunwoody
Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison

Noah Weeth Feinstein
Assistant Professor
Department of Curriculum and Instricution
School of Education, UW-Madison

Brenna Holzhauer
Director of Exhibits and Digital Curricula; Nature Net Coordinator
Aldo Leopold Nature Center

R. Justin Hougham, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Environmental Education Specialist
University of Wisconsin-Extension
Director of Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center

Steve Laubach
Outreach Specialist
Earth Partnership, UW Arboretum

Carol McCartney
Program Leader, Outreach Staff
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey

Ian Meeker
4-H Youth Development Educator
Bayfield County 4-H Youth Development, UW-Extension

Margaret Mooney
Education & Public Outreach Director
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
Space Science Engineering Center, UW-Madison

Wendy Lutzke
Museum Educator/School Tours
Wisconsin Martitime Museum, Manitowoc

Joanna Skluzacek
4-H STEM Specialist
Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development, UW-Extension

Dan Vimont
Associate Professor, WICCI Co-Director
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison
Center for Climatic Research, UW-Madison