Field Station Natural History Workshops

Summer & Fall 2014.

Registration now open!


We have a full schedule for Summer & Fall 2014, with classes on amphibians and reptiles, birds, several plant classes, plants and insects, dragonflies and damselflies, and mushrooms!  Visit the Summer Workshop page for course titles, dates, descriptions and fees.


Click here to register. Contact us if you would like to be added to our mailing list (for an email updates 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 college credit for some of our workshops by enrolling in UWM, Biological Sciences, 562, Topics in Field Biology. The Summer Workshop page shows which of the workshops are available for college credit. There is an additional online component that must be completed to receive college credit. The online portion of the workshop opens two to three weeks prior to the in-class session at the Field Station, so please contact us well in advance of the workshop date if you are interested in receiving college credit. There is an additional tuition fee to receive credit. Workshop fees are discounted for students taking the course for credit and paying the tuition fee. Click here for information on how to enroll for credit, or contact the Field Station with questions or for the specific requirements for completion of individual "Topics" courses.

All of our classes can be taken for continuing education units (CEU). The number of CEUs associated with each class can be found on the Summer Workshop page. You can request a certificate that documents your completion of the course. There is no charge for continuing education units.


Workshop Schedule

Two day workshop schedule:
Friday (or Saturday): 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday (or Saturday) evening: discussion, individual study in the lab, or social
Saturday (or Sunday): 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Week-long workshop schedule:
Varies by workshop, see course description.

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.