The Value of Natural Reserves in Field-based Research
From Jeff Layne
Faculty, Biological Sciences Department,
Biological Sciences students and faculty at CSU, Chico, are fortunate to have an incredible natural laboratory in their own back yard – the 3,950-acre Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve. Chico State Professor Don Miller shares photos from the reserve to illustrate the research work he and others are doing there. He explores the value of conducting field research in the life sciences at this and other reserves. In addition to the Big Chico Creek reserve, he notes that the Eagle Lake Field Station in Lassen County also has been associated with CSU, Chico; the field station was established by Chico State faculty in 1964. He finishes his presentation by telling students about how they can volunteer for the Outdoor Education programs held at the Big Chico Creek Reserve for students in grades K-12.
Recorded: February 5, 2015