Advancing scientific understanding of the natural world.
Advancing scientific understanding of the natural world.
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Black Rock Forest is a living laboratory for field-based research and education, encompassing native terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems that are increasingly rare in the region. The 3,920-acre Forest features dramatic topography, more than 1,000 feet of relief, numerous lakes and streams, and high species and habitat diversity.

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The Bearmore Archeology Dig

On Thursday, October 28th fourth grade students from Mrs. Cleeves and Mrs. Pananero’s classes visited Black Rock Forest to uncover the history of those who once called this land home.

David Redden Conservation Science Fund Small Grants Program

Watch Isobel Mifsud, a 2020 David Redden Conservation Science Fund Small Grant recipient, explain how winning the award impacted her and her project. Applications are now being accepted until January 28, 2022. Read more to learn how to apply.

Research Spotlight

Watch our video following a day in the field with Columbia University researchers Dmitriy Aronov and Stephanie Hale. Dr. Aronov runs a lab in the Neuroscience department at Columbia University where he studies the phenomenal memories of chickadees and titmice.