Field Station Natural History Workshops

Summer and Fall 2016


We have a full schedule for Summer & Fall 2016, with classes on invasive plant management, amphibians and reptiles, wetland delineation, birds, and creative writing!  We are offering the workshops on Sedges and Vegetation of Wisconsin again this year, and also have two new workshops, one on Forest Communities and one on Wetland Hydrology.  Visit the Summer Workshop page for course titles and dates.  


Course descriptions and fees will be posted soon, and registration will open in March. Contact us if you would like to be added to our mailing list (for an email update when registration opens, or to have a brochure mailed to you).

A Very High Quality of Instruction

Our workshops offer a unique opportunity to explore focused topics in natural history under the guidance of noted authorities. Hands-on field and laboratory investigations teach ecology, evolution, use of taxonomic keys, and techniques. The workshops present college-level instruction and are designed to accommodate participants with a broad range of experience. The only prerequisite for any of the workshops is a keen interest in the topic. Enrollment in each session is limited to 20, providing an informal atmosphere and individualized instruction.

Available for College Credit

Students may receive Undergraduate or Graduate credit for some of our workshops by enrolling in UWM, Biological Sciences, 562, Topics in Field Biology. There is an additional tuition fee to receive credit. Contact the Field Station for information on how to enroll for credit and for the specific requirements for completion of individual "Topics" courses.

All of our classes can also be taken for continuing education credits. You can request a certificate that documents your completion of the course. There is no additional charge for continuing education credits.

Workshop Schedule

Two day workshop schedule:
Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday evening: discussion, individual study in the lab, or social
Saturday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

The workshop fee includes overnight accommodations (bring your own sleeping bag and towels). Tent space is also available. Four excellent meals (2 lunches, Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast) are provided at cost and are optional. All meals include plenty to satisfy vegetarians.