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Volunteering is a great way to try out research and field activities in field biology and environmental science, and a great way to acquire skills and "out-of-the-classroom" experience to build a strong resume.

We currently have an ongoing volunteer opportunity at one of natural areas. Students/staff/faculty: You can learn more and sign up to volunteer on our CueGB page. Community members: You can learn more and sign up to volunteer on our Get Connected page.

Bird study in the forest
Two students looking into a field with binoculars
Group of students walking through a field
Natural Areas Management

The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity manages over 1,600 acres across five natural areas located in Brown, Door, and Manitowoc Counties. Volunteers may help with invasive plant removal, restoration projects, and trail maintenance. Contact the Natural Areas Ecologist, Bobbie Webster, or Conservation Biologist, Andrew LaPlant, for more information.

Community Science

Community science is a way to help to preserve biodiversity by participating in monitoring and other science-based data collection projects. Volunteers work together with scientists and agency resource managers to perform research-related tasks. In some cases no formal training is required, while others expect volunteers to show proficiency in various skills through experience and continuing education coursework or testing. The Cofrin Center provides volunteer opportunities for community scientists - check back later for a list of opportunities.

Oneida Bird Montoring Program
The Oneida Bird Monitoring program monitors birds at restoration sites owned and managed by the Oneida Nation. This year they are aiming to monitor spring migratory waterfowl and shorebirds (~March-June), breeding marsh, grassland, forest, and shrubland birds (May-June), and fall migratory waterfowl and shorebirds (~July-November). We will form small teams (2-5 people) that connect a community of birders and Oneida Nation members for a shared experience in nature through community science and storytelling. You can learn morehere.

This project supports a partnership among four organizations: Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Northeastern Wisconsin (NEW) Audubon, Audubon Great Lakes, and UW-Green Bay in the greater Green Bay, WI region.

Students studying water