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 College.

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.

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!

Weather station

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

Student Research

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title">Crayfish burrow distribution in a Virginia wetland.</h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p>  </p><p><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"/>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>