Cofrin Center for Biodiversity


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 opporunity 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. 

Students researching on the Bay