Frequently Asked Questions
2020 Field Trip Season Registration Opens July 15 at NOON
We appreciate your patience as we developed a thoughtful plan for opening our season! An updated version of our Field Trip Guidebook is now available in a web and printable format. To learn more about the Foundation's Event/Field Trip Guidelines and Safety Protocol, please see the link below.
I just became a member online. When will I receive my Field Trip Guidebook?
Field Trip Guidebooks were mailed to our current members around March 9th. If you just became a member with an online donation, a Guidebook will be mailed to you—though it can take a week or more to show up in your mailbox.
Until then, view the entire guidebook online.
Please note, a REVISED 2020 Guidebook will be posted July 1.
I am a member, can I register a guest with me that is not a member?
Do my wait-listed trips count towards the 2-trip limit?
No, wait-listed trips do not count toward your limit of 2 trips per person.
I donated at the $25 Basic-level. Can I still register my family to attend trips with me?
Can I register a grandchild or other minor to attend a Field Trip with me?
*The online registration site will prompt you with the question “Are you the parent?” and just click “yes” regardless if it is true. (Really, it’s fine!)
*Note, children must be accompanied by a registered adult on every trip they attend.
Can I attend more than 2 trips a year?
There is an initial limit of 2 trips per person. After August 1 you may add additional trips to your registration.
I added myself to a waiting list for a trip. Now what?
How do I cancel my reservation? Are trip fees refundable?
I’m sorry, but trip fees are not refundable if you cancel your reservation.
To cancel a trip- please email FieldTrips@WisConservation.org or call the Field Trip phone line: 608-409-3123. Leave a message with the # and name of the trip and the names of the people in your party who are canceling.
Please note – Refunds will be available upon request for Field Trips canceled by the Foundation due to COVID-19 precautions. You can also decline your refund and allow your trip fee to continue supporting the Field Trip program.
Some trips say they are fundraisers. Are they tax deductible?
Note: most Field Trip registration fees are not tax deductible.
What do my registration fees cover?
Where can I find the Liability Waiver?
Field Trip Director
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.