RFS

Student working with injured bird

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Equipment

To provide year-round access to the station, as well as the regional terrestrial and aquatic environments, the Field Station has two 4-wheel drive vehicles, two john boats, a Boston Whaler, a 26' pontoon boat, and a 36' houseboat rigged for limnological studies. The station is well equipped with aquatic and terrestrial sampling gear and analysis apparatus, including portable water analysis kits, lap-top computers, aquatic samplers, live traps, microscopes, forestry gear and a variety of other research and educational tools. We also have installed a series of ground water monitoring wells for hydrogeology field work at the station. Furthermore, on the Juniata campus, we operate a water analysis laboratory in conjunction with the Juniata College Environmental Science and Studies Department. This student run laboratory operates at EPA standards and is equipped for a wide variety of testing protocols.

Lakeside Center is also entirely wireless, with several laptop computers and Tablet PCs that join with the main Juniata network in Huntingdon.

Above, a student uses a HACH kit to measure various water chemistry data from Raystown Lake.

Below, Professor Johnson teaches a student to use the Trimble equipment for GIS purposes.

Below, Professor Martin works with a student using kicknets and collection trays to collect macroinvertebrates for identification and biological assay of the stream on Raystown Field Station property.