News & Events

There are always interesting and exciting events going on at the BCFS.

What’s new at the Station

Two educator workshops available this summer.

Emory & Henry College will host two summer workshops for teachers and administrators at the Bartlett-Crowe Field Station.   Space is limited, so register now by contacting Laura Hainsworth at or Mark Hainsworth at  


Monday, July 23,  I-STEM and Design-Based Learning.   Tackle a hands-on engineering design challenge and learn implementation strategies for design-based activities in their own classrooms.  Participants must come prepared to design, build and get dirty!  This workshop is offered to science educators at all grade levels.   A $100 stipend will be offered to each participant.  

Tuesday, July 24, Field Station Collaboration Opportunities.   Explore the learning opportunities available for students at Emory & Henry College’s Bartlett-Crowe Field Station.  Participants will tour the facility and carry out a brief ecology-based learning activity, followed by a brainstorming session on potential collaborative field station activities.   This workshop is offered to high-school teachers in all fields.   A $200 stipend will be offered to each participant.  


Student holding a small crayfish

Master Naturalists at the BCFS

Recently the Holston Rivers Virginia Master Naturalist training class stopped by the Bartlett-Crowe Field Station for an introduction to water chemistry and a lecture on local amphibians and reptiles, followed by a salamander walk.   We found dozens of salamanders of 6 different species.  The Southern Appalachian region is well known for salamander diversity, with at least 30-40 species found in the area that intersects southwest Virginia, northeast Tennessee, and northwest North Carolina.  


Black and yellow spotted salamander