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Courses Using the Field Station

Biology:  Aquatic Ecology, Entomology (Insects), Field Ecology, Flora (Plants), Herpetology (Reptiles and Amphibians), Ichthyology (Fish), Invertebrate Zoology, Mycology (Fungi), Ornithology (Birds), Phycology (Algae), Vertebrate Biology, and Independent Studies.


Non-Biology: Advanced Geographical Information Systems, Environmental Law, Hydrology, Instructional Techniques in Secondary Science, Soil Science.


In the past, the Field Station has been the focus of several education initiatives, including the Muehlstein Academy (involving local high school students in scientific research with University of Akron faculty and students) and the GK-12 Project (funded by the National Science Foundation that helps to connect science conducted by University of Akron graduate students with students and teachers in local K-12 schools).




2014 Field Station Events (Check back often.  Events added regularly.)






late March / early April


(See Webpage)

Salamander Migration

Dr. Peter Niewiarowski

Garlic Mustard Pull
Mark Purdy and Dr. Randy Mitchell



Rain Barrel Workshop

(Registration Required - Meet at Field Station)

Bath Parks and UA Field Station



Bird Walk with the Greater Akron Audubon Society

Mark Purdy and Dr. Greg Smith



National Pollinator Week Bug Walk

Dr. Randy Mitchell

TBD   Bird Walk at Panzner Wetlands GAAS and UA Field Station

October 11

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Field Station Open House:

"Fall Into Nature"

Bath Parks and UA Field Station


Provide comments to Greg Smith at


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