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2024 Workshops

The Saukville Field Station will be holding 9 Natural Sciences Workshops in 2024. Registration and course details are available by clicking on the titles below. This year’s offerings include:

  1. Introduction to Bird Song, Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm, May 02 – June 06, 2024
  2. Field Herpetology: Amphibians and Reptiles of Wisconsin, May 31-June 01, 2024
  3. Sedges of Wisconsin, June 07-08, 2024
  4. Experiences in Great Lakes Ethnobotany, June 28-29, 2024
  5. Frolic, Fetch & Sketch, July 26-27, 2024
  6. Got Algae? Algal Diversity of the Kettle Moraine, August 02-03, 2024
  7. Wetland Delineation, August 09-10, 2024
  8. Restoring Upland Plant Communities, August 23-24, 2024
  9. Understanding Bird Populations and How They Change,
    Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm, September 12 – October 17, 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 varies by the topic, but is generally limited to 20, providing an informal atmosphere and individualized instruction.

College Credit

Our workshops are not being offered for college credit at this time. However, all of our classes can be taken for continuing education credits. You may request a certificate that documents your completion of the course. There is no additional charge for continuing education credits.


The workshop fee does not include overnight accommodations. However tent space on the property is available at no charge. Participants wishing to stay overnight in our Farmhouse may reserve a bed in a shared space at a cost of $18 per night. Bed space is limited so be sure to reserve early. The Station can also provide you with a list of nearby places to stay. An optional catered lunch is provided at cost for an additional charge and will include vegetarian and gluten free options. Meal plan should be ordered at the time your registration is submitted. Contact for more information.

In-person workshop schedule:

  • Our 2-day workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
  • The schedule for multi-week workshops will vary and are workshop specific. See course descriptions for exact dates and times.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Up to 3 weeks before the class: Full refund minus a $10 processing fee.
  • 3 weeks – 1 week before the class: Full refund minus a $10 processing fee if we are able to fill the spot, 50% of course fee if we don’t fill the spot.
  • 1 week before the class:  Full refund minus a $10 processing fee if we are able to fill the spot, no refund if we don’t fill the spot.