Join us for our 7th Annual Student Research Symposium on November 9, 2019 !!

Come meet, learn from, and support the best and brightest of Wisconsin’s future scientists! Top undergraduate and graduate students from Wisconsin colleges and universities will present a wide range of research in the natural sciences at this year’s Student Research Symposium, and we’d love to have you there.

With a full day of presentations, delicious catered lunch, and 379 acres of wild Wisconsin to explore, you’ll be fully immersed in the wonders of the natural world.

Student poster presentation at the 2016 Research Symposium.

Program Pricing & Registration

Student Admission Fees

Student Presenter: $20
Student (non-presenter): $25

General Admission Fees

Non-member: $35
Trail Pass Members: $30
All Access Members: Free ($7 lunch add-on)

Registration Deadlines

October 19: Presenter Registration Deadline
November 1: General Public Registration Deadline

2018 Call for Presentations has ended.

 Abstract Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Each year, the best oral and poster presentations are honored with monetary awards ranging from $100-$500.

2019 Keynote Speaker: Melissa Curran

Melissa is an Environmental Scientist with Stantec Consulting Services, specializing in botanical surveys and restoration ecology.  Over the last 12 years, she has completed numerous natural resource assessments, rare plant surveys and restoration projects throughout the Midwest.  She has documented dozens of new rare plant populations and is currently working on reintroducing orchid species to restoration sites throughout Wisconsin.

Symposium Schedule


8:00-8:45 – Registration

9:00-9:20 – Welcoming Remarks

9:20-11:00 – Student Oral Presentations

11:00-11:30 – Guided Nature Walks & Student Poster Presentations

11:30-12:15 – Catered Lunch

12:15-1:15Keynote Presentation by Melissa Curran

1:15-2:00 Student Poster Presentations

2:00-3:10 – Student Presentations

3:10-3:30 – Break

3:30-4:00 – Awards Ceremony

 Student Presenter Awards

A total of $1,500 will be awarded to students for their outstanding research.  Best presentations in each session category, and runners-up, will be awarded. This year’s session categories include “Graduate Studies”, “Water and Plants”, “Mammals and Research Tools” and “Poster Presentations”.

2019 Sponsors: