Field trips are a critical part of learning in the environmental sciences.

Specific trips are offered on a staggered basis. Please contact the instructors listed with each course below to see when the next likely offering will be. Field trips offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to apply coursework to real life experiences; these trips are not designed to be vacations, but immersive, hands-on experiences that will complement and expand upon classroom lessons. Of course, you’ll probably have a little fun, too.

Ecology & Landscapes Field Trip

The Ecology & Landscapes Field Trip highlights the areas of Ecology and Geomorphology with a trip to the American West. Students will travel by train and then spend two weeks in Oregon, with learning experiences spotlighting the Pacific Ocean and Cascade Mountains.

This trip can be taken as BIOL 4710 Selected Regional Habitats or GEOG 4760 Geography Field Excursion. Instructors Kristopher Wright and J. Elmo Rawling will be leading the excursion.

Western Field Trip  

Geography at UW-Platteville offers Geog 3750 - Field Geography of the Western US, which is a three-week trip to the western part of the United States, run either in early (southern routes) or late (northern routes) summer.