From professional researchers to citizen science, research is a core part of our mission. We provide technical and logistical support for researchers from all institutions and of all ages. Our team of knowledgeable field assistants can help you plan and execute your activities. Interested in conducting research at our field station? Questions about equipment or vessels? Please contact the University and Research Coordinator, Sarah Bartle, at 757-824-5636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CITIZEN SCIENCE RESEARCH
Since 2002, all programs and ages have participated in a presence-absence species survey during research cruises and other organism collection classes.
Chesapeake Bay Tributary Monitoring
Families from SPARK accompany Field Station personnel once every month to monitor water quality on Chesapeake tributaries as a part of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's Citizen Monitoring Initiative.
Living Shore Project, Greenbackville
Through a grant from Toyota TogetherGreen, families from SPARK, college students, and Field Station staff are working to restore oyster reefs and marsh habitat and to create a living laboratory for future research and education, at our Greebackville Research Station LIVING SHORELINE PROJECT.
Summer Camp Citizen Science Days
Each year, SUMMER CAMP interns choose a citizen science project to pursue weekly with campers. Past projects have included Balloon Watch, Measuring Dwarfism in Barrier Island Toads, and Assateague Island Beach Clean-Up.
COURSE EMBEDED RESEARCH
College SUMMER COURSES at the Field Station frequently include research components. Past examples include: