Explore Wisconsin with us on a Field Trip

Become a member and get access to our statewide Field Trip program!

Every year we offer over 150 Field Trips across Wisconsin exploring the great outdoors and learning about critical conservation issues. We welcome you to join us!

You must be a current member of the Foundation to register for Field Trips.
If you are not already a member, or your membership has lapsed, please join us by making a membership donation now. Your gift supports our mission to care for Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife.

Registration for 2021 Field Trips opens Thursday, April 1 at NOON

Current members will receive a Guidebook of Field Trips in the mail in early March.

 Note: Due to the reduced season there is a limit of two Field Trips per person for your initial registration April 1-15. After the 15th you may register for additional trips (beyond your initial two) as space allows.

Our Safety Guidelines for 2021

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 COVID-19 waiver. Guideline highlights include:

  • Outdoor trips only with small groups of 10-12
  • Social distancing of 6’ with people of different households
  • Face masks required during Field Trips
  • Do not attend a trip if you have a fever or other symptoms, or an active COVID-19 infection

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 April 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 professionals from the Department of Natural Resources and other experts 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.

See the story of Field Trips through the years

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.

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Christine Tanzer

Christine Tanzer

Director of Field Trip Program

(608) 409-3123, extension 1023

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.