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Open Spaces on Field Trips

There’s room for you on a Field Trip!

 Our 2024 season is underway, and there are some top-notch trips that still have spaces available.

Check out our interactive map (and list below that) to find a Field Trip that is a great fit for you!


This map includes fives tabs that correspond to the physical demand of each trip. For more information on the physical demand ratings visit our Field Trip accessibility page.

Note: the locations on the map are approximate. When you register for a trip, the exact location of the trip will be emailed to you about two weeks prior to the trip dates.


A select list of stellar Field Trips that still have open spaces!

Click on the title for more information and to register:

Date Trip title County
Jun-14 114. Spread Eagle Barrens SNA: Barrens & Birding Florence Co.
Jun-22 135. Intro to Field Sketching Calumet Co.
Jun-25 140. MAPS: Studying & Banding Birds with Beaver Creek Reserve Eau Claire Co.
Jun-29 147. Environmental Justice in an Urban Nature Gem Milwaukee Co.
Jul-16 162. Mequon Nature Preserve: From Farm to Forest Ozaukee Co.
Jul-19 165. Lakeshore State Park: Urban Oasis Milwaukee Co.
Jul-20 170. Adventure Caving at Ledge View Nature Center Calumet Co.
Jul-24 173. Restoring a Lost Landscape: Westport Prairie Partnership Dane Co.
Jul-25 174. Sustainable Shorelines: A Plein Air Perspective Burnett Co.
Jul-25 175. Paddle Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes: Common Invasive Species Waupaca Co.
Jul-26 178. Green Rooftop & Urban Ecology: Madison Children’s Museum Dane Co.
Jul-26 179. Urban Nature Photography Milwaukee Co.
Jul-27 NEW DATE ADDED! 124-C. Pontoon the Mississippi River Winona, MN
Aug-09 196. Maple Hills: Eradicating Honeysuckle & Buckthorn Shawano Co.
Aug-09 193. Urban Lake Ecology Paddle: Half Moon Lake Eau Claire Co.
Aug-09 194. Sketches & Sand Prairies: Kettle Moraine Oak Opening SNA Jefferson Co.
Aug-10 198. Treasures of the Chippewa River: Native Mussels Dunn Co.
Aug-24 212. Monarch Tagging: St. Croix Valley St. Croix Co.
Aug-25 86-B. Namekagon River: Wood Turtles & Wildflowers Washburn Co.
Aug-26 215. Above and Below: Benefits of Multispecies Cover Crops Portage Co.
Sep-07 222. Exploring Mosquito Hill Outagamie Co.
Sep-10 228-A. Tagging Monarch Butterflies at Goose Pond Sanctuary (morning) Columbia Co.
Sep-10 228-B. Tagging Monarch Butterflies at Goose Pond Sanctuary (afternoon) Columbia Co.
Sep-13 230. Kayaking the Kinnickinnic: The Urban Watershed Milwaukee Co.
Sep-15 235-A. Sketching in the UW Zoological Museum Dane Co.
Sep-20 239. Urban Prairies: Restoration at Lakeshore State Park Milwaukee Co.
Sep-28 244. Happy Trails on Wheels: Beginning Off-Road Biking St. Croix Co.
Oct-04 248. Seeds For Pollinators: Dewey Heights SNA Grant Co.
Oct-04 249. Waterloo Prairie SNA: Seed Collection & Restoration Jefferson Co.
Oct-05 252. LEAF School Forest Tour: Burlington School Forest Note, the pin is incorrect on the map. This trip takes place in RACINE COUNTY
Oct-26 270. Tips & Tricks to Mastering Waterfowl ID La Crosse Co.


Christine Tanzer

Christine Tanzer

Field Trip Program Director

(608) 409-3123

Christine Tanzer (she/her) has been at the helm of NRF's Field Trip program since 1997. She has coordinated over 3,000 trips, helping tens of thousands of people explore Wisconsin's most special places.

Banner photo by Patty Henry.