Field Trip Physical Demand & Accessibility
Planning your Field Trips Using our Physical Demand Rating
Trip titles in the Field Trip Guidebook are color coded with a physical demand rating to help you decide whether the activity level matches your abilities.
Questions? Please reach us at FieldTrips@WisConservation.org or (608) 409-3123 if you have questions about the physical demand levels or accomodations for a specific Field Trip, as each trip is unique in its location and activities.
2022 Field Trips with an Accessible Rating
We are dedicated to expanding our opportunities for people with various physical abilities to join us out in the field. If you, a family member, or a friend have mobility issues, we have options!
These trips in the line-up are accessible to people using standard wheelchairs: (NOTE: Trips in orange have spaces available, click links in titles for trip details and to register)
|34. Spring Wildflowers of Baird Creek Greenway||Saturday, May 14, 2022||Green Bay Co. – Brown|
|83. Forest Bathing & Foraging: Pheasant Branch||Saturday, June 4, 2022||Middleton Co. – Dane|
|110-A. Through the Eyes of the Coyote||Saturday, June 11, 2022||Wauwatosa Co. – Milwaukee|
|110-B. Through the Eyes of the Coyote||Saturday, October 8, 2022||Wauwatosa Co. – Milwaukee|
|142. Become a Purple Martin Landlord||Wednesday, July 6, 2022||Belleville Co. – Dane|
|151. Tour of UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences||Tuesday, July 12, 2022||Milwaukee Co. – Milwaukee|
|165-A. Archery: Basics to Advanced||Friday, July 22, 2022||Poynette Co. – Columbia|
|165-B. Archery: Basics to Advanced||Saturday, July 23, 2022||Poynette Co. – Columbia|
|166. Behind the Scenes at Wildlife In Need Center||Friday, July 22, 2022||Oconomowoc Co. – Waukesha|
|193. Lakeshore State Park: Urban Oasis||Friday, August 12, 2022||Milwaukee Co. – Milwaukee|
|199. Mammals of Wisconsin: UW Zoological Museum Tour & ID Skills||Monday, August 15, 2022||Madison Co. – Dane|
|213. Hummingbirds: Ecology & Banding||Saturday, August 27, 2022||Milton Co. – Rock|
|239. Tree Sex and the City: Pawpaws, Pecans, Persimmons, Oh My!||Sunday, September 25, 2022||Wauwatosa Co. – Milwaukee|
|253. Crane Roosting Tour at Crex Meadows||Friday, October 14, 2022||Grantsburg Co. – Burnett|
|254. Behind the Scenes at the Wisconsin State Herbarium||Saturday, October 15, 2022||Madison Co. – Dane|
|255. Saw-whet Owl Banding at Beaver Creek Reserve||Saturday, October 15, 2022||Fall Creek Co. – Eau Claire|
|256. Wisconsin’s Geologic Past & Future||Saturday, October 15, 2022||Mount Horeb Co. – Dane|
|260-A. Migration on the Mighty Mississippi||Thursday, November 3, 2022||La Crosse Co. – La Crosse|
|260-B. Migration on the Mighty Mississippi||Saturday, November 5, 2022||La Crosse Co. – La Crosse|
More Resources for Exploring Wisconsin’s Outdoors:
Access Ability Wisconsin
Access Ability Wisconsin (AAW) has all-terrain wheelchairs available to reserve and use free of charge at several locations throughout the state. You can reserve an all-terrain wheelchair through AAW and tow it via trailer (which they provide) to other locations. Use the chair on your own outdoor excursion or on one of our Field Trips (contact us to discuss options).
Find out more and make your reservation: Access Ability Wisconsin
Watch all-terrain wheelchairs in action: AAW video footage
Wisconsin DNR – Open the Outdoors
Open the Outdoors is your resource for all of the available recreation options for individuals with disabilities.
Find out more: Wisconsin DNR – Open the Outdoors
Director of Field Trip Program
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.