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Augustana Field Stations

Augustana College owns and manages three field stations that are used for educational purposes.  Green Wing Environmental Laboratory is approximately 80 miles to the east of campus. It totals 420 acres of upland forest and wetland habitats and is equipped with two buildings that can accommodate students and professors for short and long-term trips.

The Collinson Ecological Preserve (67 acres) consists predominantly of upland hardwood forest.  It contains two high quality native loess hill prairie openings on a slope within the bluff overlooking Mill Creek.  The Beling Ecological Preserve (109 acres) contains flood plain forest that is adjacent to and seasonally flooded by the Rock River.  Both preserves are within 10 miles of campus.

All three field stations are used for teaching and research. Courses that are taught include Local Flora, Entomology, Aquatic Biology, and Summer Research Experience in Field Biology.  Research activities by students and professors revolve around plant ecology, animal ecology, and conservation biology.