Field Station Natural History Workshops

Summer and Fall 2022

Registration is now open! Click here to register.

We are returning to fully in-person workshops for summer 2022!  Our classes will meet Friday-Saturday, with a mix of classroom and field experiences over the two days.  Participants may stay over in our farmhouse if desired, and will also have the option to order meals (see below for details).

We are offering 5 in-person workshops for summer 2022: Field Herpetology, Sedges, Introduction to Lichens, Wetland Delineation, and Wildlife Inventory and Monitoring.

We are also continuing to offer fully online classes and have two classes scheduled for summer and fall 2022.  Identifying Raptors in Fall Migration in Wisconsin will be one Saturday session.  Understanding Bird Populations and How They Change will meet on Tuesday evenings over a 4 week period.

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. 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. For summer 2022, Field Herpetology, Introduction to Lichens, and Wildlife Inventory and Monitoring are available for credit.  There is an additional tuition fee to receive credit, and an additional online component that must be completed to receive college credit.

Click here if you are interested in taking a class for credit, and contact the Field Station if you have questions.

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.

Additional Information

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.

Synchronous online workshops.  Classes will be conducted over zoom.  A link will be sent to you before the class.  You must have internet access to participate.

In-person workshop schedule:

Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Synchronous workshop schedule: See course description.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog.

For our cancellation and refund policy, click here.