The Department of BGES, in partnership with the National Park Service, CSU's Center for Environmental Science, Technology, and Policy, and the Department of Biology at John Carroll University, developed a field research station in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The Woodlake Environmental Field Station is located in Peninsula, Ohio, in the former Jyurovat House, a farmhouse on the National Register of Historic Places. The station was officially opened on September 18th, 1998.
The station is intended to facilitate long-term, on-site research and will be an excellent educational resource for field exercises in ecology, geology, and environmental biology. In addition, the facility will serve as a base station for the Cuyahoga River Watershed Project, a multi-institutional collaboration that investigates the ecology of the Cuyahoga River Watershed. An old field, wooded areas, a small stream, and beaver pond are among the habitats available for study on the station grounds, and other areas within the park are easily accessible from this central location. Once fully equipped, the station will provide laboratory facilities for basic ecological monitoring, computers, educational resources, and living space for researchers.
A calendar of current events and other useful information is available on the Woodlake Environmental Field Station's website