The Temple Ambler Field Station is a platform for integrated research and education, where students can get hands-on field-based research experiences to complement their academic training.

Field Courses and Modules

Field Research in Community Ecology (Temple University BIO 3389/5389)

Many fundamental advances in community ecology have emerged from creative, well-designed field studies in natural ecosystems.  Field research is therefore a cornerstone of contemporary community ecology.  Through this summer course taught at the Temple Ambler Field Station, students will gain hands-on experience designing and conducting field research in community ecology.  While some activities will be in a classroom, most activities will be held outdoors.  This course can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit.

Course Modules

Field station staff are trained ecologists and educators and can assist with the development or implementation of field components of courses, or support faculty in implementing modules of their own design.  We encourage course instructors from Temple University or other colleges and institutions to contact us if they wish to use the Field Station in an upcoming course offering.

Research Internships

Students can gain advanced training by engaging in hands-on research internships that bring alive the excitement of science through an inquiry-based experience.  Student interns work alongside researchers in the field to support ongoing projects and can develop investigations of their own.

The Ambler Field Station sponsors undergraduate interns through Temple University College of Science and Technology’s Undergraduate Research Program and Science Scholars Program, Undergraduates from other colleges are welcome to apply for credit-bearing internships experiences and should contact the Field Station for more information.  We particularly encourage applicants from populations under-represented in science. 

K-12 Programming

The Field Station supports ongoing programming at the Ambler Campus focused on sustainability and the environment, reaching thousands of school children, high school students, university students, and community members each year.