Natural Environments

The Temple Ambler Field Station overlays the 75.6 hectares Ambler Arboretum and Ambler Campus, with ecosystems ranging from older growth forest to wetlands and streams. 

  • Forest: 30.6 ha, including secondary forest and older growth dominated by American beech and black oak. 
  • Designed Gardens: 2 ha, including 12 cultivated gardens.
  • Aquatic and Wetland Environments:
    • Two ephemeral streams
    • Wetlands: 0.9 ha
    • Floodplain: 8.2 ha
  • Meadows:  2.5 ha
  • Turf: 14 ha
  • Impervious Surface: 2 ha

The natural environments support a diverse assemblage of species, including over 1,000 unique taxa identified to date.  Information on current temperature and soil conditions is also available.


Please contact us for current restrictions on facility usage due to Covid-19. 


Facilities include equipped research laboratories, greenhouse, research garden, outdoor research array, office and meeting space for visiting scholars.  A trail system helps researchers, students, and visitors access our forest ecosystems. 

Instructional and Conference Spaces

A suite of smart classrooms and conference spaces and a 300-seat auditorium are available for instruction and collaboration. 


The Ambler Field Station is outfitted to support field research and courses, offering a variety of field and laboratory equipment for shared usage.


Student using VR technology

Field Station users have access to our fully-equipped Technology Center, with over 65 computer workstations, specialized software (e.g., Lumion, GIS), 3D printers, and capacity for large-scale printing, plotting and scanning. Wifi is also available in academic buildings and designed gardens. 


hooter and a student reading

An on-site library provides full access to the Temple University Library System. 

Residence Hall and Food Service

Accommodations are available in an on-site residence hall with capacity for 50 people. During the academic year, food may be purchased from our on-campus convenience store, Diamond General.


"I can & will" sign in the recreation services area

Recreational facilities are available for use, including, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, gym, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, weight room, and playing fields for baseball, softball and soccer.