Welcome to the UW-Waukesha Field Station!
WE'VE BEEN FEATURED ON OUTDOOR WISCONSIN THIS SPRING! YOU'LL GET A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD STATION AND SPEND SOME TIME WITH OUR STUDENTS, FRIENDS OF THE FIELD STATION, MARLIN, AND TERESA. CHECK OUT THE EPISODE BY CLICKING HERE!
Mission: The UW-Waukesha Field Station's mission is to provide educational and research opportunities for UW-Waukesha faculty and students, K-12 students, and the general public; and to connect the students and the community with the environment in a natural setting.
The UWWFS is located in the Kettle Moraine area of southeastern Wisconsin, and ten miles west of the UW-Waukesha campus. The station is open year round; visitors are welcome to come and explore station during daylight hours. The station is home to a beautiful restored prairie/oak savannah, as well as a variety of forest land, an ephemeral pond, Henrietta Lake, and Scuppernong Creek. There are 3.5 miles of mowed walking trails, as well as boardwalks over wetland areas. To reserve the field station for a class or an event, click here or click on the "Facility Rental" tab to the right of this page. If you are a K-12 teacher or leader of a youth group and you'd like to arrange for a field trip, please contact Teresa Schueller, email@example.com for assistance.
Education: It is our goal at the UW-Waukesha Field Station to connect people of all ages to the land by providing a wide variety of educational and environmental experiences for them. UW-Waukesha students enjoy courses in a variety of disciplines held out at the Field Station for a day, for the entire term, or somewhere in between. Some of the UW-Waukesha courses that frequently have field station experiences include English and Literature, painting, photography, ceramics, geology and geography, biology, environmental ethics, and others. K-12 students frequent the station via class field trips, continuing education courses, and through trips with other organizations such as Boy and Girl Scouts. Many educational experiences are offered to adult learners through UW-Waukesha Continuing Education. Click here to learn more about Continuing Education and the courses they offer.
Research: It is our goal at the UW-Waukesha Field Station to encourage discovery through research for people at all levels of expertise. K-12 students can participate in discovery science activities during field trips. UW-Waukesha students can experience research first-hand through coursework, internship opportunities, honor's projects, and independent studies. UW-Waukesha faculty and staff use the station for research projects. Researchers from other institutions are invited to contact us for more information about using the station as a research venue.
- Please contact the station director, Teresa Schueller, firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like more information about the UW-Waukesha Field Station.
- Come on out and explore the property--entrance is free of charge. Walk the paths in solitude or with your favorite human or canine companion. Click here for a map of the Field Station Trails.
- Take a Continuing Education Class.
- Reserve the station grounds and/or classroom building for a class or for your next event.
- Schedule a field trip to the station.
- Participate in our Friends of the Field Station volunteer days and other events. Click here for more information about UW-Waukesha Field Station Events.
- Visit the Wildlife In Need Center (WINC), located on the Field Station property. Click here for more information about WINC.
- DONATE! The UW-Waukesha depends on donations from community members to support programs, facilities and grounds. Donations for the Field Station are made through the UW-Waukesha Foundation. Specify that you wish the funds to be used for the Field Station when making your donation. Click here to find contact information for the UW-Waukesha Foundation and information on how to make a donation. You can also contact the Executive Director of the Foundation, Deb Running, email@example.com, (262)446-3328 if you would like to get more information about donating the the UW-Waukesha Field Station.
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