Field Trips run April through November each year.

Registration for the 2017 Field Trip season will open at noon on March 22, 2017 for current and renewing members.

Registration for new members will open at noon on April 1, 2017. 

What makes our Field Trips special?

We offer inspiring and completely unique opportunities for all ages and abilities to explore and learn about bats, birds, butterflies, beetles, and more. Join us for a hike, bike, or canoe paddle 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 connect participants to the critical conservation work being done to protect Wisconsin’s precious natural resources. Since 1994, nearly 40,500 participants have attended Foundation Field Trips. Get an idea of what trips are offered by reviewing our 2016 Field Trip Guidebook.

Field Trips with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

When can I sign up for Field Trips?

The 2017 Field Trip Guidebook will be mailed out to members the first week in March and online registration opens for current and renewing members on March 22, 2017 and for new members on April 1, 2017.

You must be a member of the Foundation to register for Field Trips.

Not already a member of the Foundation? Become a member with a donation of $25 or more. Your membership supports the conservation of our state’s most precious resources—our public lands, waters, and wildlife.


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!


The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin works with some of the best travel agencies and guides in the business to put together one-of-a-kind adventures just for our members. You will be joined by Foundation staff as you discover the natural wonders of places like Iceland, New Zealand, Patagonia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Baja Mexico, and so much more. Explore the world with us! Discover our International Trips.

Additional questions or comments?

Email us at [email protected]

Become a Field Trip Sponsor

Our sponsors help us change lives by inspiring a love of the outdoors and lifelong learning in the thousands of individuals who participate in our Field Trips each year. Whatever your goals, we have a sponsorship package that is right for your organization. Click the button below to download our sponsorship benefits brochure.


Special Thanks to our 2017 Field Trip Sponsors


2017 Sponsors of the Natural Resources Foundation Field Trip Program

With additional support from:

Associated Bank

Menasha Corporation Foundation