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Each spring, we are pleased to give you the opportunity to explore nature at its finest and learn about outdoor issues on field trips led by DNR experts. Each trip is a fun, relaxing day in the company of people who want to tell you about outdoor Wisconsin. On hikes, canoe trips, kayak adventures, cruises, by bike and bus, DNR staff share their enthusiasm and knowledge of Wisconsin's most beautiful properties and describe some vexing problems. Here you can see birds, fish and butterflies at peak migration, catch the prairie in full bloom, learn about invasive plants, bone-up on backpacking skills or try a new sport like mountain biking.
The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin (NRF) coordinates these trips and takes registrations on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a modest registration fee and some trips have additional costs for transportation or meals. All trip fees are nonrefundable. Parties on waiting lists who cannot be accommodated will receive refunds in July or October.
Space is limited and we expect trips to fill quickly, so register as soon as possible. Details and directions will be sent to registrants two weeks before each trip. Costs listed after each trip are per person fees and are in addition to the registration fee. The flat registration fee of $15 for NRF members and $25 for nonmembers covers the overhead costs of providing these trips.
If you are not a member, consider joining. Membership isn't much more than the registration fee, and members have the chance to sign-up for these trips a few weeks before they are offered to the general public.
To register, print out the form below, fill it out listing trips that interest you by number, calculate the fees, make checks payable to the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, and mail completed forms with checks to: Field Trips, Natural Resources Foundation, P.O. Box 2317, Madison, WI 53701. If you have questions or physical limitations, call for trip details before registering (608) 264-8548.