2022 Summit Registration

REGISTRATION: (opens online August 15 — check back for a link)

Summit Guide

Please read the Summit Guide for event descriptions and times prior to starting the registration process.



Attend just one event or up to four with an à la carte registration. Open to all adults 18 years and older – Master Naturalist certification is not required.

  • Events: $35 each. Participate in up to four event time slots: Thursday afternoon (October 6), Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon (October 7), and Saturday morning (October 8).
  • Social Registration: $75. Includes hors d’oeuvres, keynote speaker, evening meal, awards, and silent auction on Friday, October 7.
  • Financial assistance will be available for those who find the registration fees a hardship.
  • Each event will be first come, first serve.
  • Events are small group, usually less than 20 people, and will fill up FAST.
  • Meals and refreshments, except for the Friday evening social, will be on your own. Bring your own water bottle and snacks.
  • You will need to provide your own transportation.
  • Events will take place rain or shine, unless otherwise stated; each event will have access to a covered shelter or indoor space and restrooms.
  • Events will be primarily outdoor learning experiences which may include extended periods of standing, hiking on both flat paths and off-trails with inclines, and a variety of weather conditions. Some events may be primarily seated presentations. If you have concerns about the activity level, please contact the program office info@wimasternaturalist.org prior to registering.
  • An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements. Please make requests for reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to educational programs as early as possible preceding the scheduled program, service, or activity. For communicative accommodations in languages other than English or based on a disability, please contact info@wimasternaturalist.org

All-Terrain Outdoor Wheelchair: We are partnering with Access Ability Wisconsin to have Outdoor Wheelchairs available at the Summit. If you have mobility concerns regarding a Summit event, simply check the box on the registration form. If a chair is available, we will transport it to the event site for you. Everyone should have the opportunity to experience the great outdoors! Learn more at https://www.accessabilitywi.org/


Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations are subject to a $25 administrative processing fee. No refunds will be given after September 12, 2022. No substitutions can be made at any time. Contact info@wimasternaturalist.org with questions about cancelling. The registration fee will be refunded if any portion of the Summit is cancelled by us prior to September 12, 2022. Most Summit events will continue, while safe to do so, in inclement weather or will be moved to a sheltered location. Any portion of the Summit cancelled due to weather will not be refunded.


COVID Considerations

In accordance with updated CDC guidance and changing local health conditions to address COVID-19 transmission, most of the Summit will be held outdoor and in small group settings. The use of masks will be an individual choice. In counties with high community levels of COVID-19, it is strongly recommended that all individuals (regardless of vaccination status) wear a mask when indoors. Please check the community levels in Waukesha County prior to attending the Summit. All individuals are welcome to continue protected practices, such as face masks and distancing, even if it is not required or advised. Individual masking choices should not be interpreted as an indicator of vaccination status. Please continue to take measures to protect the vulnerable people in our communities. We ask all staff, volunteers, and participants to stay home when they have signs of infectious illness. Proper handwashing and respiratory etiquette are also important measures to keep individuals and our communities healthy. Everyone who is able should stay up to date on their vaccinations. As we have since the beginning of the pandemic, we will continue to monitor state and local health data.



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