The ecological preserve is an invaluable resource for Vassar scientists. Classes in biology, biochemistry, earth science, and environmental studies use the preserve for observation and research, and professors and students have numerous independent research projects under way at any given time.

The Exploring Science at Vassar Farm program gives local elementary school children hands-on lessons about nature and science, and it also gives Vassar students who are interested in science education hands-on experience teaching second- and third-graders.


There is a small, expendable fund that can be used to purchase supplies for student projects that are relevant to the preserve and its mission. Interested individuals should contact Keri VanCamp, Field Station and Ecological Preserve Manager for more information.