Field Station Natural History Workshops

Summer 2021

Registration is now open!  Click here to register.

We are offering three hybrid classes for summer: Field Herpetology, Fishes of Wisconsin, and Plant-Insect Interactions.  Each hybrid class will include an online portion and a one-day, in-person session at the Field Station.

We are also offering Identifying Raptors in Fall Migration in Wisconsin  in a fully online format.

See Summer workshop page for class dates, course descriptions, and fees.

We expect that we will still need to take precautions related to covid-19 even in the summer. To keep everyone safe from the virus, we will limit the in-person session to 10 students and hold the class mostly outside.  Restrooms will be available and we will provide a tent for shelter.  Everyone will be required to wear a mask and maintain a 6′ distance from other people.  We will not be able to provide meals or space in our farmhouse in 2021.  If conditions allow, we may be able to ease some of these restrictions.

Spring 2021

Our spring workshop, “Making Your Own Nature Film”, is now full. Contact the Field Station (, 262-675-6844) to be placed on a waitlist.

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.  Click here if you are interested in taking a class for credit.

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog.