The Saukville Field Station is used as an outdoor laboratory by classes at UWM and other colleges and universities. Students often gain their first “hands-on” experience with natural processes at the Saukville Field Station; these experiences cannot be duplicated in a laboratory on a campus. Students also actively participate in research projects at the Saukville Field Station.

Graduate Students

The Saukville Field Station is heavily used by graduate students: work here has produced 149 dissertations and theses since 1970. If you are a graduate student interested in conducting research at the Saukville Field Station, please see our Visit page and fill out the student visit request form.

A number of UWM faculty have active research projects at the Saukville Field Station and accept graduate students who conduct their research here. Prospective graduate students should contact the Graduate School for information about applying to a UWM graduate program and can contact faculty members with related research interests to inquire about their research projects.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students can earn credit for participating in internships and research projects at the Saukville Field Station. UWM undergraduates can enroll in independent study classes through the Department of Biological Sciences or the Conservation and Environmental Science program for 1-6 credits, depending on the project. Students must find a faculty supervisor for any independent study project.

The Saukville Field Station sometimes employs undergraduates in the summer for work in natural area management and stewardship. Most of these positions require strenuous physical field work such as various exotic species control activities. In addition to learning to do natural area management work, employees have the opportunity to gain experience in other areas such as surveying, plant identification, and vegetation description methods. The Saukville Field Station also helps local, non-profit conservation organizations fill positions in natural area management.