Facilities and Resources

Through on-site research and engagement with applied conservation and sustainability practices, students develop and refine skills in the areas of observation, data collection, experimentation, land management, and stewardship. 

Ursinus College is located in the Perkiomen Watershed and is close to numerous natural areas in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area. From a range of on campus facilities to the myriad field sites in the region, our students have access to diverse learning perspectives and opportunities. Whether on campus or off, these sites provide experiential learning about climate, soil, insect, aquatic, terrestrial conservation; the use and management of diverse greenspaces in the form of the campus, nearby parks, conservation areas; and the implementation of circular economies perspectives and waste reduction in area management facilities.

Campus Farm


Food Forest


Whittaker Environmental Research Station


Hunsberger Woods Natural Area



Environment and Sustainability