• Pine Lake Field Station Researchers
  • Pine Lake flora
  • Pine Lake Field Station Researchers
  • Pine Lake insect life

Smith EFS Classes

Smith EFS has been used primarily by Hartwick College faculty and students as a base of operations for field research and teaching. Below are use statistics for the field station from 2004 through 2008.  Use (in person-days) increased in 2005 and 2007 due to enrollment in the archaeology course. Not all courses reported the number of students enrolled who used the field station. Approximately 82% of the activity in the field station is related to research and 18% to teaching. In an informal survey, 30% of all senior projects in the biology department used the field station or Pine Lake for all or part of their research.

Hartwick College Courses Taught at Smith EFS (2004-2009)

Course

Course Title

Years Taught

Anth 421

Field Research in Archaeology

1973-2009 (odd years)

Biol 101

Biology in Practice: Invasive Species

2008

Biol 105

Principles of Biology

2006, 2008

Biol 221

Vertebrate Zoology

2006, 2008

Biol 300

Animal Development

2004-2009

Biol 303

Ecology

 

Biol 304

Aquatic Ecology

2005, 2007, 2009

Biol 499

Directed Studies

2004-2009

Biol 490

Senior Research

2004-2009

Ench 315

Environmental Chemistry I

 

Geol 202

Meteorology

2005, 2007, 2009

Geol 250

The Secret World of Dirt

2009

Geol 305

Hydrology

 

Geol 316

Geochemistry

 

Intr 150

Idea and Practice of Sustainability

2008



More than 12 courses are regularly offered at Smith EFS during the academic year.  In June, Smith EFS hosts faculty and student researchers and field-based summer courses.  Hartwick College departments using Smith EFS include Biology, Geology and Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Anthropology, and Interdisciplinary Studies. A number of senior theses and faculty/student presentations have emerged from Smith EFS research.