Join us on a Field Trip!

Explore Wisconsin's natural wonders with us May though October

We’ve planned 260+ Field Trips across Wisconsin exploring the great outdoors and learning about critical conservation issues with top-notch leaders. View the Field Trip Guidebook for a complete list.

Though many have filled, there are 100+ stellar Field Trips still have spaces available!

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

Note: We have been having problems with our trip details emails ending up in spam folders or being filtered out altogether for those who have .net email addresses. If you haven’t received your email by 5 days before your trip, and it is not in your spam/junk folder, please contact us so we can try and resend it:

Staying Safe While We Stay Connected – Field Trip Safety Guidelines for 2022

2022 continues to be a dynamic situation with COVID, and we will update our safety guidelines as needed throughout the season. Find details and updates on our Current COVID Guidelines webpage.

We anticipate opening the season with these safety guidelines:

  • Small group sizes with social distancing.
  • Indoor trips: Face masks may be required.*
  • Outdoor trips: Face masks are optional, though we ask that you bring one to wear in times when social distancing is not possible.*

*Face masks may be required on some Field Trips due to leader preference or local/facility policies, to be determined closer to date of trip.

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.

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Great WI Birdathon

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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.