Field Stations

The field station network of the Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment provides interdisciplinary research and experiential learning opportunities to Bucknell students, faculty and community partners. Students are able to engage in real-world, hands-on experiences that provide different learning opportunities from those that can be achieved in a traditional classroom. By doing so, the BCSE supports the University's mission to educate students for a lifetime of critical thinking and strong leadership characterized by continued intellectual exploration, creativity and imagination.

Additionally, data collected from our scientific field stations, such as our water monitoring stations at Danville and Milton, are part of the government's Early Warning System, which can alert agencies of a potential harm to public supply from a toxic spill or terrorist activity.

BCSE Field Stations

Watershed Sciences & Engineering

Large River

  • West Branch Susquehanna River at Milton
  • North Branch Susquehanna River at Danville
  • Main Stem Susquehanna River at Isle of Que

Small Watersheds

  • Little Arnot Run, Allegheny National Forest
  • White Deer Creek, Bald Eagle State Forest
  • Miller Run, Bucknell campus
  • Limestone Run/Bull Run, downtown Lewisburg
  • Turtle Creek, Union County
  • Buffalo Creek, Union County


  • Montandon Marsh, a natural palustrine wetland in the Susquehanna River Valley
  • Bucknell Natural Area, natural riverine wetlands along Chillisquaque Creek
  • Ards Farm, constructed wetlands to passively treat agricultural runoff
  • Buffalo Creek Treatment Facility, constructed wetlands to mitigate acid rain

Sustainable Technology

  • Sustainable Experiential Learning Laboratory 835 Fraternity Road
  • "Energy Hill" on the Bucknell campus

Place Studies

Contact Details

Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment


Administrative Offices

Olin Science Building, 4th Floor

BCSE Field Station

835 Fraternity Road