Join us on a Field Trip!

Explore Wisconsin's natural wonders with us May though October

Our new slate of 2022 Field Trips will be announced in early March.

Every year we offer 200+ Field Trips across Wisconsin exploring the great outdoors and learning about critical conservation issues with top-notch leaders.

Note: You must be a current member of the Foundation to register for Field Trips. If you are not a currently a member, we invite you to become a member now, and join us out in the field in our 2022 season. Your gift supports our mission to care for Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife.

Staying Safe While We Stay Connected – COVID-19 Policies & Safety Procedures

We care about your health and our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines reflect our desire to create a safe space for all Foundation members. Find details on our Current COVID-19 Guidelines webpage and view our additional COVIID-19 waiver. Guideline highlights include:

  • Small group sizes
  • Social distancing between people of different households
  • We will start the 2022 season with the face mask policy below, and will update as necessary.

Face mask rules

Face masks remain a critical safety element during the pandemic.  Continuing into the 2022 season NRF will require the following face mask rules at Field Trips and events:

Outdoor Field Trips: Face masks are optional for fully vaccinated persons*, and we ask that unvaccinated persons wear face masks.**

Indoor Field Trips & on busses/shuttling in vehicles: We ask that all persons wear a face mask.

* Face masks may be required on some of our outdoor Field Trips due to leader preference or local/ facility policies. Participants will be notified of this via email prior to the Field Trip or event.

** The Foundation does not have the capacity to screen for proof of vaccination.

If safety guidelines change we will adapt accordingly, canceling trips as necessary, or adding spaces on trips should the COVID-19 threat subside. If a trip is canceled due to COVID-19, your registration fees will be refunded upon request.

What makes our Field Trips special?

Our Field Trips generally run May through October each year and highlight the best of Wisconsin’s natural world. We offer unique opportunities for all ages to explore Wisconsin’s lands, waters and wildlife by foot, bike, and boat.

Our Field Trips are led by professional natualists who share their love and knowledge of Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife. Enjoy up-close experiences to Wisconsin’s natural world and learn about the critical conservation work being done to protect it.

Sojourners Society with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

Join the Sojourners Society

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.

More Ways to Get Outside With Us


Join us for unique, nature-based travel experiences led by local conservation experts.

Great WI Birdathon

Help raise support and awareness for birds by participating or donating.

Christine Tanzer

Christine Tanzer

Director of Field Trip Program

(608) 409-3123, extensions 1023 and 1083

Christine coordinates the many facets of the Foundation’s vibrant Field Trip Program. Passionate about showcasing Wisconsin’s amazing natural treasures, she has organized well over 2,000 Field Trips since joining NRF in 1997.