From Field to Laboratory; Hands-on Techniques for Students in Water Sciences

Two students on a small motorboat in the middle of a lake at dawn, writing data about water samples in a notebook

2-week session | June 5—18
2 credits


Grace Bulltail
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Course Description

Laboratory and field training are essential in water-related fields of study; thus, by a collaboration between the UW–River Falls and UW–Madison campuses, we are offering a two-credit transformative course that focuses on laboratory and field techniques for freshwater-related work.

Our objective is to increase students’ field and laboratory skills to support professional development and cultivate interest in freshwater sciences. We focus on practical knowledge of field measurements related to water quality and nutrient analysis and good laboratory practices pre-and post-sampling.

The course will be located at the UW–River Falls campus with lodging and accommodations provided for selected participants. Contact Dr. Grace Bulltail ( if you are interested in taking this class.

Fulfills Environmental Studies



UW Designations


Physical Science