Immersive Two-Week Course on Western Wisconsin Waters for 2 Credits

Students interested in studying freshwater in western Wisconsin are encouraged to enroll in the new Western Wisconsin Advanced Freshwater Science Field Course. Earn two credits and learn field and laboratory skills during this two week course taking place weekdays 5/23/22 to 6/2/22.

Open to any UW System student enrolled in a freshwater science-related program and who has completed at least two semesters of that program.

In this immersive course, undergraduate students will learn field and laboratory skills used to assess freshwater science investigations in geology, biology, geography, and agriculture. Course content will include the study of watershed hydrogeology, lake and river biology management, water quality, nutrient and bacterial contamination, landscape restoration, and community engagement with farmers. Participants will develop skills in field and laboratory data collection and analysis, map and imagery analysis, report writing, and communication. Collaborating instructors are from UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, UW-River Falls, and UW-Oshkosh.

Students should complete the short application form, by April 30.  Students will be notified of their acceptance by May 3, and should then enroll for 2 credits through their home institution (e.g. Special Topics course).

Submit your application by April 30 using this Application. Contact Sarah Vitale at with questions. 

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