Field Station Natural History Workshops

Winter and Spring 2019

Registration is open for our winter and spring workshops!  Click here to register.

Take your birding to the next level by learning to identify birds by their songs.  We are offering Introduction to Bird Song, which will meet Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Feb. 6 – Mar. 27.  Learn about bird song from Bill Mueller in time for the spring birding season!

Also this spring, practice your creative writing skills with Kimberly Blaeser, former Poet Laureate of Wisconsin.  We are offering Wisdom Sits in Places: Creative Writing About the Natural World, on April 26 & 27.  Late April is a beautiful time to visit the Field Station and to celebrate the arrival of spring.

Visit the Spring Workshops page for more information, course description 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. Click here for information on how to enroll for credit, and contact the Field Station for the specific requirements for completion of individual “Topics” courses.

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

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.

See course descriptions for schedule of week-long and one-day classes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog.