The Summer 2020 Ecology Residency has been canceled. If you have any questions regarding the residency course, please contact your mentor. Summer 2021 information will be posted next January.

Onsite Schedule

*This is a sample schedule; times, activities and seminar topics are subject to change.


11 a.m.-12 p.m. arrive at field station and check in (grab lunch on the way)
12:15-1:15 p.m. introductions, schedule review, tour and field safety
2-6 p.m. hands-on field demonstrations
6-7 p.m. radio telemetry & drone
7-8 p.m. working dinner at the UIC
8-9 p.m. time to work on projects/assignments


7:30-8 a.m. breakfast and data analysis discussion
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. hands-on demonstrations
1-2 p.m. Lunch
2-5 p.m. data activities
5 -5:30 p.m. break/data analysis
5:30-7 p.m. pond & forest hike
7-8 p.m. working dinner
8-9 p.m. soil & water testing lab
9-10 p.m. time to work on projects/assignments


7:30-8:30 a.m. breakfast and discussion
8:30-9:15 a.m. cleaning, pack and depart for Utica Zoo
10 a.m. arrive at Utica Zoo and briefing
10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. data collection
12:15-1 p.m. evaluate and discuss data from plant genetics and trapping projects
12:15-12:30 p.m. wrap up discussion, zoo projects/activities and depart for home from Utica Zoo