Tree Climbing Field Trip in 2015 (photo by Jonathan Beers)

Tree Climbing Field Trip in 2015 (photo by Jonathan Beers)

The 2016 field trip season is rapidly approaching and we’re working enthusiastically behind the scenes to finalize a dynamic selection of trips. We have more than 175 field trips in the line-up, including a number of new trips and trip leaders, in addition to your favorites from years past.

If you’re looking for winter opportunity, consider one of our wonderful winter/early spring birding field trips!

Field Trip Guidebooks will arrive in Foundation member’s mailboxes in early March. If we haven’t heard from you in a while, be sure to re-new your membership today to receive your guidebook and benefit from early registration, a full week before the general public.

Members, mark your calendars that field trip registration opens to Foundation members at noon Wednesday, March 23. If you are not a current member, now is a perfect time to join. Or encourage a friend to become a member so they too can register early for field trips. Become a member today. Join online now! Your membership supports the conservation of our state’s most precious resources: our public lands, waters, and wildlife.

Get a feel for our great field trip selection by checking out our 2015 Field Trip Guidebook.

What makes our field trips special?

We offer amazing and completely unique opportunities for all ages and abilities to explore and learn about bats, birds, butterflies, beetles, and more. Or hike, bike, or canoe in Wisconsin’s most spectacular places. You’ll have a great time, and discover the very best of our state.

Our field trips are led by professionals from the Department of Natural Resources and other experts who share their love and knowledge of Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife. No other organization offers these kinds of up-close experiences that inspire our participants and provide a great introduction to Wisconsin’s precious natural resources.

When can I sign up for field trips?

If you are a member of the Foundation: Current and renewing members of the Foundation received a copy of the Field Trip Guidebook in the mail in early March and field trip registration for members opens in later March. Registration for our field trips is exclusively online (no phone calls or emails), and opens to current Foundation members in mid-March.  Members can find their registration passcode printed above the mailing label on their Field Trip Guidebook or their membership confirmation email.

If you are not already a member of the Foundation: Consider becoming a member now to secure your spot on the most sought after trips! Or, wait until after April 1st and become a member during the field trip registration process, and you will receive a discounted membership of just $15 per family.

Questions?  Email: [email protected]

Where can I find the field trip waiver?

You can find the field trip waiver here, but note that you do not need to bring this along on the trip. Your field trip leaders will have a copy there for you to sign.

If you cherish your outdoor memories of hikes through verdant lands, paddles down pristine waters, and quiet observations of birds, bats and other wildlife with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, we invite you to join our Sojourners Society to support our field trip program. Learn more about how to become a Sojourners Society member today!

Want to explore the world with us? Discover our International Trips.