field station from above

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. The station has also be highlighted on Outdoor Wisconsin.

students in the field
Students having class in the field.

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 available 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.

Upcoming Events

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.

Non-profitProfitK-12
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
Rentals for 5 days or more receive a 10% discount

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 continuing-ed@uwm.edu, or call 262-521-5460.

Rules

  • 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.
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A unique wood-fired kiln is reason alone to visit the UWM at Waukesha Field Station.
View Field station Kiln
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Since taking ownership, UWM at Waukesha has been restoring the land to support communities of plants and animals native to Wisconsin. 
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Get the annual calendar, full of gorgeous scenes of the Field Station.
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Contact, Location & Hours

Hours
Open year round during daylight hours.

Teresa Schueller
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Field Station Director
Phone: 262-521-5438
Email: schuelle@uwm.edu
UWM at Waukesha
1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha, WI 53186

Marlin Johnson
Field Station Resident Manager
W349 S1480 S. Waterville Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066

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Administration

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

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