2017 Field Trips and Tours

Field Trip and Tour Registration is now CLOSED.

Conference participants will have access to the Botanical Garden (greenhouses and the exterior gardens) but not to the Insectarium, nor the Biodôme or Planétarium. There are many things to explore in the area if you should be able to extend your visit to Montreal!

There are many local attractions that will make interesting field trips.  Those that are confirmed so far include a tour of the Aztalan archaeological site (occupied 1100-1250 CE and thought to be affiliated with Cahokia), led by Dr. Sissel Schroeder, Archaeologist at UW-Madison, and also a tour of several sites demonstrating ancient agricultural raised fields and other ancient land modification practices, led by Dr. William Gartner, Department of Geography of UW-Madison.

Other attractions that we hope to include as field trips would include some right within Madison, including effigy mounds within campus and many sites around the city; the UW-Madison Arboretum, which includes the world’s oldest prairie restoration and other remnants (https://arboretum.wisc.edu/explore/remnants/); and Olbrich Botanical Gardens, with 16 acres of outdoor gardens and a tropical conservatory.  A bit further afield is Growing Power<b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"> (http://www.growingpower.org/) an urban agriculture and empowerment project with greenhouses and aquaculture in Milwaukee, WI.  Wisconsin is famous for beer and cheese, so tours of a cheese factory and brewery would be possible.  Other trip options are under development.