Treasures of Oz

Celebrating the Natural Gems of Ozaukee County



The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station conducts a series of Natural History Workshops.  These workshops offer an opportunity to study focused topics at college-level instruction under the guidance of noted authorities.  We offer two-day and week-long workshops, and housing and meals are available at the Station.  Enrollment is limited to 20, the atmosphere is informal and instruction is individualized.  Workshops may be taken for graduate or undergraduate credit by enrolling in UWM, Topics in Field Biology.  Fees vary.  Please contact the Field Station for more information and a registration form, or visit our website at for full descriptions of each course, fee information, and a downloadable Registration Form.  The 2012 summer workshop schedule includes eight courses:

Field Herpetology: Identification of Wisconsin Amphibians and Reptiles

Instructor: Dr. Josh Kapfer
June 1 & 2 (Friday & Saturday). June 3 (Sunday) is optional

Sedges: Identification and Ecology

Instructor: Dr. Anton Reznicek
June 15 & 16 (Friday & Saturday)

Vegetation of Wisconsin

Instructors: Dr. James Reinartz and Marc White
June 18 - 23 (Monday - Saturday)

Methods for Description of Vegetation

Instructor: Dr. James Reinartz
July 16 - 21 (Monday - Saturday)

Introduction to Insects

Instructors: Dr. Gretchen Meyer and Robert Clare
July 27 & 28 (Friday & Saturday)

Native Mussels of Wisconsin, an Amazing Resource

Instructor: Lisie Kitchel
August 10 & 11 (Friday & Saturday)

Spiders: Identification & Ecology

Instructor: Dr. Michael Draney
Aug. 24 & 25 (Friday & Saturday)

Techniques in Mammal Censusing

Instructor: Dr. Christopher Yahnke
Sept. 15 & 16 (Saturday & Sunday)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station

3095 Blue Goose Rd.

Saukville, WI 53080

Phone: 262 675-6844

Fax: 262 675-0337