Join the Wayfarers!

We are the young professionals (20- and 30-somethings) of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. Join us as we paddle, hike, climb, bike, and explore our amazing state. Our trips and events are led by some of the most knowledgeable scientists, ecologists, and naturalists in Wisconsin who generously share their favorite places and knowledge of Wisconsin’s outdoors.

When you sign up for any Wayfarers event with a trip fee, you’ll receive a free membership to the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin! NRF works to protect Wisconsin’s natural heritage by:

  • Supporting critical conservation work through our grant programs.
  • Offering opportunities for people of all ages to experience Wisconsin’s outdoors through Field Trips.
  • Providing a means for people to help protect Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife that they cherish most, through our diverse ways to give.

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 2021 Wayfarers Events

Wingspan Online Game Night

Saturday, April 17, 2021
7:00-9:00 pm on Zoom

Join your fellow Wayfarers for a virtual game night! We’ll be playing the online version of Wingspan, the 2018 award winning board game, where we play as bird enthusiasts seeking to discover and attract the best birds to our network of wildlife preserves.

All attendees will have a chance to win a physical copy of the Wingspan board game. Prizes for game winners abound, too—we’ve got Kirtland’s warbler coffee mugs and Bird Collective patches and stickers to give away!

This is the perfect opportunity to meet more nature-loving board game enthusiasts. Even if you haven’t played Wingspan before, we’ll have experienced players ready to help you learn as you go.  

Pre-registration for this event is required. Note: If you don’t have access to the online board game, you’ll need to purchase it in advance. More information and instructions at the registration link below.  

Flappy Hour: Falcon Edition!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
7:00-8:30pm on Zoom

Do you have spring migration fever yet? Or maybe you’re bird-curious and wondering what all the fuss is about? Get your bird fix with some falcon knowledge at our May Flappy Hour!

We’ll learn all about Wisconsin’s falcons, share tips and resources for beginning birders, and play a round of bird-themed trivia—with prizes, of course! You’ll also learn more about how you can join the Millennial Falcons, our Wayfarers team for the Great Wisconsin Birdathon.  

If you’re looking to meet more bird nerds and win some birdy swag, this event is for you. Bring a beverage for a night of bird talk and falcon-themed fun! 

Past Wayfarers Events

Take a look at a small selection of our past events to see where we’ve been over the years!


In addition to our scheduled trips, we host happy hours and pop-up adventures. Sign up for our email list using the form below, and join our Facebook group to stay informed of the latest events.

Thank you to our 2021 supporters and partners!

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Caitlyn Schuchhardt

Caitlyn Schuchhardt

Outreach Coordinator

(608) 409-3144

Caitlyn supports the Foundation’s marketing and communications efforts, event coordination for our Great Wisconsin Birdathon and Wayfarers programs, and outreach efforts to connect people to the Foundation and our programs.