Field Station Natural History Workshops

Spring and Summer 2019

Registration is now open!  Click here to register.

We have a full schedule for Spring and Summer 2019.  We are offering “Wisdom Sits in Places”: Creative Writing About the Natural World with Kimberly Blaeser, former poet Laureate of Wisconsin, again this spring.  In summer, we are offering a new class on Observation and Discovery in Nature, which will introduce students to the shared interface of observation in science and art using the natural setting of the UWM Field Station.  We will also be repeating our popular classes on Wildlife Inventory and Monitoring, Sedges, Wetland Delineation, and Aquatic InvertebratesVegetation of Wisconsin, which travels around the state to visit all of the major plant communities occurring here, will also be offered again this summer. Visit the Spring Workshops page or 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. 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

Vegetation of Wisconsin will be a week-long field trip throughout 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.