2024 Summit

Wisconsin Summit for Natural Resources Volunteers

September 26-28, 2024

Wisconsin Dells and surrounding area

The Wisconsin Summit for Natural Resources Volunteers is an event led and co-hosted by the Wisconsin Master Naturalist program, UW–Madison Division of Extension, and local partners, The Summit brings people and nature together to:

  • Learn during small group workshops, hikes, and field events.
  • Serve with volunteer opportunities.
  • Connect with volunteers, citizen scientists, natural resources professionals, educators, and land and water stewards.

Event Summary

The Summit is open to all adults interested in nature-based volunteerism. Master Naturalist certification is not required. A full day of indoor learning and networking events will occur on Friday at the Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells Convention Center with a keynote speaker, presentations workshops, volunteer fair, Ho-Chunk vendors and an evening awards dinner and social. Thursday and Saturday will feature activities at multiple filed sites in the greater Baraboo/Wisconsin Dells area with a focus on small group outdoor field explorations, workshops and volunteer activities.

Co-hosted by the Ho-Chunk Nation

The Wisconsin Master Naturalist program, along with the UW–Madison Division of Extension, is pleased to be working collaboratively with the Ho-Chunk Nation as a co-host for the statewide Summit. While reaching the goals of expanding volunteerism in nature, this event will also expand appreciation and understanding of the Ho-Chunk Nation culture, knowledge, and traditions.

More details to come!