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 any of our workshops by enrolling in UWM, Biological Sciences, 562, Topics in Field Biology. The two day workshops carry one credit and the week-long workshops carry two credits. There is an additional tuition fee to receive credit. Contact the Field Station for information on how to enroll for credit and for the specific requirements for completion of individual "Topics" courses.
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
One week workshop schedule: see course descriptions on Summer workshop page
A list of recommended manuals or texts, useful materials, and special course instructions will be mailed upon registration. Personal collections are always welcome at identification courses.
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.
Visit the UWM Field Station workshop web page for complete details and registration