The UWM at Waukesha Field Station is home to a beautiful restored prairie/oak savannah, a variety of forestland, an ephemeral pond, Henrietta Lake and Scuppernong Creek.
Visitors will enjoy walking the 3.5 miles of mowed hiking trails, as well as boardwalks over wetland areas. The unique wood-fired kiln and the Wildlife in Need Center make it a truly amazing educational destination. Outdoor Wisconsin featured the station on one of its episodes.
Education & Research
The UWM at Waukesha Field Station connects people of all ages to the land by providing a wide variety of educational and environmental experiences. It also encourages discovery through research for visitors at all levels of expertise.
- K-12 students participate in discovery science activities during field trips.
- UWM students from all three campuses experience education and research firsthand through coursework, internship opportunities, honors projects and independent study.
- Adults can take advantage of learning opportunities through Continuing Education.
- UWM faculty and staff use the station for course components and research projects.
- Researchers from other institutions use the station as a research venue.
There are no upcoming events.
Group Reservations & Rental
Rental information is listed below. A deposit of 50% is due at least 48 hours prior to the event. Refunds are issued up to 72 hours before the event; however, no refunds are made if less than 72 hours’ notice is given.
|Field Station Grounds only (Full day)||$75||$150|
|Field Station Grounds only (Half day)||$40||$80|
|Field Station Grounds and Classroom (Full day)||$175||$350|
|Field Station Grounds and Classroom (Half day)||$100||$200|
|Field Station Classroom only (Full day)||$125||$250||$75|
|Field Station Classroom only (Half day)||$75||$150||$50|
Field Trips: If you are a K-12 teacher or youth group leader and you would like to arrange a field trip, contact Field Station Director Teresa Schueller.
Reservations: Contact Continuing Education at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 262-521-5460.
- No unauthorized collecting of plants or animals.
- No firearms.
- No hunting or trapping.
- No unauthorized fires.
- No unauthorized vehicles on trails.
- Groups must have a responsible adult supervisor.
- The university is not responsible for accidents.
- No overnight parking.
- Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
Contact, Location & Hours
Open year round during daylight hours.
Field Station Resident Manager
W349 S1480 S. Waterville Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Field Station Facebook Page
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The Field Station is owned by the University of Wisconsin with administrative duties delegated to UWM at Waukesha. A local campus Field Station Committee advises the campus dean concerning administrative policy, management, educational and financial matters.
Donations can be made online through the UWM at Waukesha Foundation. Please locate the Field Station in the list of options to specify that the funds are intended for the station. The Field Station depends on donations from the community to support programs, facilities and grounds. Thank you for your support