About Us

Established in 1990, the Wisconsin Geographic Alliance (WIGA) is a statewide volunteer organization dedicated to preparing a geographically literate Wisconsin population. WIGA is a non-profit organization based at St. Norbert College, in De Pere, Wisconsin. Mark Bockenhauer, SNC Professor of Geography, serves as Alliance Coordinator. WIGA’s Steering Committee works to plan and implement outreach activities. WIGA completed a Strategic Plan in March 2012, to guide the organization for the years 2012-16. The Strategic Planning Team worked for more than fifteen months to develop a vision statement, mission statement, and strategic goals to guide alliance endeavors. WIGA’s strategic plan will be re-visited as necessary.

WIGA Vision Statement

The Wisconsin Geographic Alliance envisions a geographically literate population that is prepared to care for the natural environment, thrive in a global economy, and value cultural connections.

WIGA Mission Statement

The Wisconsin Geographic Alliance is the state leader in providing high quality professional development, resources, and support to prepare a geographically literate population.

WIGA Goals

  • WIGA will create and maintain a professional learning network that supports implementation of the vision, mission and values of the organization.
  • WIGA will develop and implement a comprehensive financial plan that supports the vision, mission and values of the organization.
  • WIGA will improve the geographic knowledge, thinking skills and instructional strategies of pre-service and K-12 teachers.
  • WIGA will build public support for the importance of a geographically literate population.