Our Field Trips run April through November each year, and highlight the best of the best of Wisconsin’s natural resources, and offers hands-on experiences that are often not available to the general public.

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

2018 Field Trip Guidebook

2018 Field Trip Guidebook

Registration for the 2018 Field Trip season will open at noon on March 28, 2018 for current and renewing members.


The 2018 Field Trip Guidebook will be mailed out to our members the first week in March.* Your member code and registration date are printed on the back cover of your Guidebook, above and to the left of the address label.


*Please note: Guidebooks are posted via bulk mail and can take up to two weeks to arrive in your mailbox. 


Check back after March 15th for more details and tutorials on the new registration system.

How to Register for Field Trips

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

Already a member? 
  1. Members of the Foundation will receive the Field Trip Guidebook in the mail in the first two weeks of March.
  2. Your registration member-code is on the back of your guidebook.
  3. Review our FAQ and Reg. tips for a smoother registration. (will be updated after March 15th with more info and tutorials about our new online registration system)
  4. Register for trips! A link to online registration will appear on our homepage starting at noon on March 28. Registration for our field trips is exclusively online (no phone calls or emails).
Not already a member of the Foundation?  You have two registration & membership options:

Before April 5: Become a member with a donation of $25 or more.

  1. Your Field Trip registration passcode will be in your donation confirmation email.
  2. A Field Trip Guidebook will be mailed to you, but it may take a day or two. In the meantime, look through our online guidebook.
  3. Register for trips starting at noon March 28. Registration for our Field Trips is exclusively online (no phone calls or emails).

After April 5: Follow the Register Now link on our homepage (link to registration will appear after March 28)

  1. Become a member during your Field Trip registration process online. Click “No I am not yet a member” during your online registration, and a $25 membership donation will automatically be added to your cart during your Field Trip registration.


 Additional questions or comments?

Email us at [email protected] or call (608) 264-6267.



What makes our Field Trips special?Field Trips with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

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 45,000 participants have attended Foundation Field Trips.


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.

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

$10,000 Field Trip Sponsor

Caerus Foundation sponsors Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin      


$5,000 Field Trip Sponsor



$2,500 Field Trip Sponsor

  Fund for Lake MI sponsors Natural Resources Foundation of WI  WPS Foundation supports Natural Resources foundation of Wisconsin


$1,000 Field Trip Sponsor

Alliant Energy Foundation

Associated Bank

First Business Bank

Menasha Corporation Foundation