During the academic year, September through May, students from the following courses have visited our field stations as part of an outdoor laboratory experience:
In the fall term the past few years, members of the Augustana Darwin Club have visited Green Wing Environmental Laboratory for a weekend trip. The goal of these trips was to study the natural history of the site, and thus honor Charles Darwin, one of the greatest natural historians.
BI 225 Local Flora
/ 2 credits
Both courses begin with a morning of introduction to plant identification on campus followed by a trip to Green Wing Lab. Fieldwork and lodging at this 420-acre field station (80 miles east of campus near Amboy, Illinois) will require a backpack, personal gear and a sleeping bag. Overnight accommodations are in one of two lodges supplied with kitchen, sleeping and bathroom facilities. Students will learn to identify plants to species level and will prepare a specimen collection for deposit in the Augustana herbarium. There are no prerequisites, but prior consultation with the instructor is required.
335 Entomology / 3
Major components of the course include an insect collection and an insect behavior project. The course will begin with one day at Augustana for introduction and a general overview of the insect orders. The remainder of the course will be at the Green Wing Environmental Laboratory. There are no prerequisites, but prior consultation with the instructor is required. In addition to textbooks, students are required to supply their own field clothing, backpack, sleeping bag and personal gear
387 Aquatic Biology
/ 3 credits
BI 410 Summer Research
Experience In Field Biology
/ 2 credits
This course is field oriented. Students must supply their own field and personal gear. It will begin at Augustana College but most of it will be taught off campus at Green Wing Environmental Laboratory.