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2023 Workshops

We do not have any workshops scheduled for 2023 at this time. Please check back in January 2024.

High Quality Instruction

Our workshops offer a unique opportunity to explore focused topics in natural history under the guidance of noted authorities. 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

College Credit

UWM students and students from other colleges and universities may receive Undergraduate or Graduate credit for some of our workshops by enrolling in UWM Bio Sci 562 (Topics in Field Biology). There are tuition and fees associated with taking a workshop for credit and an online component that must be completed to receive college credit.

UWM students should contact their advisor if they need assistance registering for Bio Sci 562. Students not currently enrolled at UWM need to first apply for admission as a non-degree student. Allow enough time for your application to be processed to ensure you can register for the course before it starts. Once admitted, students will be assigned an advisor who can assist with registration if needed or contact for help.

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.

In-person workshops

The workshop fee includes overnight accommodations in our farmhouse (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. Lunch is salad or sandwich with vegetarian choices; dinner is vegetarian mac & cheese with salad and garlic bread.  Please order the meal plan at the time your registration is submitted.  Costs are $24 for 2 lunches, $14 for Friday dinner, $5 for Saturday breakfast.

In-person workshop schedule:

  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.