The Wisconsin Fast Plants® Program's vision is to build open education resources and professional learning communities that inspire and support our mission: Working with educators and scientists in support of conceptual understanding through science teaching, learning, and research, using Fast Plants as a model organism.
The Wisconsin Fast Plants Program is a science education program located on the University of Wisconsin – Madison
campus in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
. Our organization is committed to developing and sharing scientifically accurate, tried-and-true educational resources, supporting educators, students, and scientist around the world in the use of Fast Plants as a model organism for research and education purposes. We are dedicated to providing open education resources--free to use and openly licensed--in support of teaching and learning to understand plants and their roles as individuals, populations, in communities and in ecosystems. In addition, the Wisconsin Fast Plants Program develops innovative materials that are produced and distributed in partnership with publishers, companies and other educational organizations to build our capacity to reach teachers and learners and to support development and dissemination of free resources.
The Wisconsin Fast Plants Program originated from Dr. Paul Williams' work in the Department of Plant Pathology
. The organization is primarily funded through grants and donations.
Fast Plants® is a registered trademark of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.
Dr. Hedi Baxter Lauffer
Director of the Fast Plants Program
Dr. Paul Williams
the "Father of Fast Plants"
Lab Resource Development Intern
Program Management Intern
POSOH Curriculum Development Intern
RcBC Research Intern
POSOH Curriculum Development Coordinator
POSOH Curriculum and Professional Developer