For information about UWM’s fall semester plans, visit the Fall 2020 Reopening website.

Field Station Natural History Workshops

Summer 2020 workshops

Coronavirus update: We had planned for a full schedule of summer natural history workshops, beginning on May 29.  Unfortunately we have had to cancel all of our summer workshops.  We are disappointed to be cancelling workshops but we did not see a way to offer them safely.  The health of our students and staff has to be our top priority.  If you have registered for one of the cancelled workshops, we will be contacting you and offering a full refund.  We hope to reschedule these workshops for summer 2021.

Visit the Summer Workshop page for course dates, descriptions and fees.

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.  We will not be able to offer any workshops for credit in summer 2020.

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.

Workshop Schedule

Two day workshop schedule:
Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday evening: discussion, individual study in the lab, or social
Saturday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Field Ornithology will be a week-long class at Kemp Biological Station in northern Wisconsin.  See course description for details.

The workshop fee includes overnight accommodations (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. All meals include plenty to satisfy vegetarians.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog.