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Augustana College Field Stations

Augustana College owns and manages three field stations, which are living libraries and outdoor laboratories for students, faculty and staff interested in the environment.

The field stations also promote the understanding and protection of Illinois native ecosystems through field-based education, research and other scholarly activities.

Green Wing Environmental Laboratory (15 acres; 80 miles to the east of campus) is made up of open field habitat with patchy wood lots and a stream, and is equipped with two buildings that can accommodate college groups of about 20 persons for 1-day excursions and overnight trips.

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Under the direction of Dr.'s Michael Reisner and Matthew Fockler, students enrolled in the special topics environmental studies course, ENVR380, prepared for field work in The Lodge, Green Wing's largest facility.

Collinson Ecological Preserve (67 acres; 6 miles south of campus) consists predominantly of upland hardwood forest and includes two high quality native loess hill prairie openings on a slope within the bluff overlooking Mill Creek. The Josua Lindahl Hill Prairies Nature Preserve is a 20-acre state nature preserve consisting of loess hill prairies and a geologically significant limestone cliff and lies within the Collinson boundaries.

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Students in Dr. Jenny Burnham's Soil Science class (GEOG306) visited Collinson Ecological Preserve to study the basics of soil morphology, classification, and mapping (25 Sept 2016)

Beling Ecological Preserve (97 acres; 4 miles south of campus) contains flood plain forest that is adjacent to and seasonally flooded by the Rock River.

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Looking west at edge of Rock River; Milan Beltway bridge is in view (center-left)
Charlotte Frere

Frere '26 named Augustana's 179th Academic All-American

This is the second consecutive year Augustana has been represented on an Academic All-American team. Charlotte Frere, a biology and kinesiology double major from Preemption, Ill., won the national DIII title this past season in the discus and has a 3.94 GPA.

Dr. Hintzsche and daughter

’06 grad impacting families with PherDal Fertility Science

Some people make a career of improving lives. Dr. Jenn Hintzsche ’06 also helps create them. The FDA has granted clearance to an at-home insemination kit that allows would-be parents to take control of their experience. Dr. Hintzsche created the device.

Walker

PBK Visiting Scholar addresses urgent climate crisis

On Oct. 2-3, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Dr. Corey D.B. Walker of Wake Forest University will present a public lecture, take part in class and seminar discussions, and meet informally with students and faculty.