Bartlett-Crowe Field Station


Mountain view from the BCFS porch

Bartlett-Crowe Field Station

Take Your Education Outdoors.

In Fall 2011, Dr. Charles Bartlett generously donated a 72-acre property outside of Glade Spring, Virginia, 15 minutes from Emory & Henry.

Dr. Bartlett’s gift is now the Bartlett-Crowe Field Station, providing education, research, and service opportunities in the Appalachian forest and river ecosystems by offering innovative field-based education programs and research facilities for faculty, students, local educators, and community members and partners.

Students from every academic major can find meaningful ways to be engaged at the BCFS.

The diverse landscape offers project opportunities in a wide variety of fields, including:

  • Wildlife Studies
  • Aquatic Chemistry
  • Geology and Hydrology
  • Ecology
  • Wetland Restoration
  • … and more!

Student Research

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title">Crayfish burrow distribution in a Virginia wetland.</h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p>  </p><p><picture><img width="480" height="640" alt="Student with a net sampling for aquatic invertebrates." src="" class="lw_image lw_image816 lw_align_left" srcset=" 2x, 3x" data-max-w="2400" data-max-h="3200" loading="lazy"/></picture>Matt Reilly ’18 “The diversity of ecological communities and natural resources present at the Bartlett-Crowe Field Station, so close to campus, is an invaluable asset to students of the Natural Sciences.”</p></div>