Lead a Field Trip with us in 2021!

Share you passion and knowledge of Wisconsin's natural wonders - submit your field trip proposal by December 5, 2020.
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Join our conservation community and get access to our statewide Field Trip program!

Every year we offer dozens of trips across Wisconsin exploring the great outdoors and learning about critical conservation issues impacting our natural world. These special trips are available to members only, and you must be a member to register for trips.

If you are not already a member, or your membership has lapsed, please consider a membership donation now. Your gift supports our mission to care for Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife, as well as environmental education for children and adults alike.

Our Safety Guidelines for 2021

We will continue to take a cautious approach, as COVID-19 remains a dynamic situation. Currently Wisconsin outdoor gatherings are permissible in small groups with social distancing, and we have updated our trip guidelines to adhere to this recommendation. If current safety standards change, we will adapt accordingly and cancel trips as necessary.

We care about your health and safety.  You can learn more about our Current COVID-19 Guidelines webpage for more details on our event and Field Trip safety measures, and view our additional COVID-19 waiver.

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

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.