For Ecology, Education, and the Environment.

Our Mission

To learn about the natural history of the northern Piedmont ecosystem, to share our knowledge of and passion for nature with our visitors, to protect native biodiversity, and to inspire the next generation of scientists and environmental stewards.

Our 900 acre field station is under permanent protection with a conservation easement.

We use it to provide environmental education, conduct ecological research, and restore habitats for native plants and animals.

Come visit us!

If you are a K-12 teacher, university faculty, researcher, or other interested party, we encourage you to use the field station as an outdoor extension of your classroom.

We invite the community to participate in research here, whether it’s through a high school internship, a college course, or a citizen science survey.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us maintain the habitats types we need to support a diverse community of native plants and animals.