2022 Summit

Wisconsin Summit for Natural Resources Volunteers

Nature and People: Nurturing Each Other

Save the Date!

October 6–8, 2022

Waukesha, Wisconsin

October 7 keynote speaker, Emily Ford

Photo Credit © Emily Ford





Gather in-person with Master Naturalists and others interested in natural resources and volunteering in Wisconsin. Learn in small group settings during field tours, hikes, workshops and presentations about Wisconsin’s natural world and the nurturing aspect we give to the natural world and receive from our time in nature.

This event is open to adults 18 and older. You don’t need to be a Master Naturalist to participate!

During the Summit:

Learn — during small group workshops, hikes, and field events.
Serve — with volunteer opportunities for the Ice Age Trail Alliance and Waukesha County Parks.
Connect — with volunteers, citizen scientists, natural resources professionals, educators, and land & water stewards.
Recognize – individuals with an inspiring keynote message and Master Naturalist awards and recognition dinner.
Support — the Master Naturalist program by providing a silent auction item or bidding high!


Photo Credit © Ruth Forsgren

Photo Credit © Janet Barthel

Photo Credit © Deb Potts


Summit Format: (more information to come)

October 6–8, 2022

Thursday Afternoon

  • Workshops, hikes, field events
  • Networking Opportunities



  • Workshops, hikes, field events
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Evening Social:
    • Keynote speaker, Emily Ford
    • Dinner
    • Awards and Photo Contest
    • Silent Auction


Saturday Morning

  • Workshops, hikes, field events
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Master Naturalists can earn both volunteer and advanced training hours throughout the Summit!

  • Attend just one event or multiple activities with an à la carte registration
  • Partial scholarships will be available
  • Open to adults 18 years and older and you don’t need to be a Master Naturalist to participate


Summit Hosts:





Learn more here about our event sponsors and how to support the Summit through sponsorship.


“There are two things that interest me: the relation of people to each other, and the relation of people to land.”
― Aldo Leopold