The Bumble Bee Brigade is a statewide, photography-based citizen-based monitoring project for the state’s native bumble bees. Volunteers survey, photograph, and report bumble bees, and the information will be used to improve our understanding, management, and conservation of these important pollinators. It’s a great way to get outdoors, learn about nature, and contribute to pollinator science and protection. Sign up for one of our trainings, and become a bumble bee monitor this summer!
Did you know that more than 150 species of fish live in Wisconsin? Can you identify all of them? If not, and you want to, than join us as we explore the world of Wisconsin's fishes.
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Professor and curator of fish, Justin Sipiorski, Ph.D., will lead an interactive guide to identifying common fishes of the Upper Midwest. Through a combination of discussions, small group activities, and fish sampling in Jordan Pond and the Plover River, you'll learn how to identify nearly 30 families and 70 species of fish.
Have you ever wondered which plants provide the best food for pollinators or which plant combinations provide the best cover? If so, then join Sophie Demchik, expert extraordinaire, on an exploration of pollinators and their unique habitat requirements.
This one-day advanced training course will be taught by Jim Buchholz, Drew Morris, Chris Lilek and various guest instructors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Great Lakes Research and School of Freshwater Science and UW Sea Grant. Participants will meet at the Sanderling Nature Center located along the shoreline of Lake Michigan at Kohler-Andrae State Park. The course will include some classroom instruction, but most of the day will be spent on various field trips. Transportation will be provided by bus if sufficient registrations are received, or by car-pooling.
Join the more than 20,000 animal care professionals in over 1,100 zoos, aquariums, and other wildlife organizations in using ZIMS! This introductory workshop, will provide a general overview of Species360 ZIMS, its applications, and data entry, tracking, and extraction including walking you through entering an animal enclosure, it’s habitats, and tracking them throughout their life.