Student Opportunities at Muller Field Station

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Students in our Environmental Science and Conservation programs benefit from the hands-on learning experiences at Muller Field Station. Find out how you can get involved with an internship or participate in a variety of exciting events and meaningful research projects.

Gain Natural Resource Management Experience

The environmental work at Muller Field Station is more than a student learning experience; it's producing meaningful results for the regional ecosystem as well. Since our founding in 1999, black bears and fishers have naturally returned to the area, and river otters have been restored through a release program. As a student at FLCC, you can take part in this exciting and important work in a variety of ways.

Gain valuable experience contributing to long-term ecological monitoring and stewardship projects.

Paid internship opportunities are available each semester. Developed in partnership with government agencies and non-profit organizations, these applied experiences propel students towards their career with greater skill sets and professional networks.

FLCC Conservation Internship Projects:

  • Biomonitoring and Native Seed Collection
  • Breeding Bird Atlas
  • Camera Trap Monitoring
  • Conservation Education
  • Finger Lakes National Forest Service Interns
  • Fish Culture (Walleye Propagation)
  • Fisher Diet Analysis
  • Grassland Bird Monitoring
  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Monitoring
  • Herptile Mapping and Monitoring
  • Invasive Species Mapping and Management
  • Lake Monitoring
  • Nestbox Monitoring
  • Permaculture
  • Spongy Moth Monitoring
  • Squirrel Bite Monitoring
  • Stream Gauge Monitoring

Muller Field Station serves as the natural classroom for the following FLCC courses:

The field station also hosts many scientific and social outings for students throughout the year.

On the first warm, rainy nights of spring, many students join the team of volunteers helping rescue and record the thousands of salamanders migrating across Rt. 36 to the field station's breeding habitat. Staff-led Woodcock Walks reveal the marvels of the mating flights of the American woodcock in field stations' shrubby old fields and young forests.

These are just two examples of the various nature walks, channel paddles, stewardship workdays, identification workshops, campfires gatherings, camp-outs, and more that students may participate in each semester at the MFS.

Student groups are also welcome to plan their own retreats at Muller Field Station.

Muller Field Station offers many opportunities for in-depth research.

On-going, long-term studies include grassland bird surveys, songbird nest box studies, amphibian monitoring, walleye propagation, invasive species mapping and management, water quality, native plant restoration, wildlife camera trap research, and more.

Students are also invited to propose independent research projects that further advance our understanding of this dynamic ecosystem and its inhabitants.

Environmental Science and Conservation Degrees at FLCC

Our 250-acre campus has an on-site arboretum, greenhouse, nature trails, and research facilities designed for hands-on wildlife education. If you're interested in careers that involve environmental science and natural resource management, check out these four programs:

 An environmental science student collecting a wildlife sample with a net.

Environmental Science

Our science and math courses combined with applied learning in the natural world prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution. Build relationships with conservation experts and agencies throughout the region while completing a series of undergraduate research projects.

Environmental Science

A panel of New York State Environmental Conservation Officers.

Environmental Conservation: Law Enforcement

Prepare for a career in civil service as a New York State Environmental Conservation Officer. This unique program combines hands-on experience in wildlife conservation with law enforcement courses taught by professionals.

Conservation: Law Enforcement

 A fish and wildlife technology student holding a live sample specimen.

Fish and Wildlife Technology

This program provides students with fundamental biology concepts and hands-on experiences with fish and wildlife monitoring equipment. Use an electro-fishing boat, practice lab skills, and develop ethical sampling techniques as you study regional wildlife throughout the Finger Lakes.

Fish and Wildlife Technology

A group of natural resource conservation students in canoes on Honeoye Lake.

Natural Resources Conservation

Gain the environmental knowledge and technical training necessary for a variety of career paths involving land and water stewardship. Learn about forestry, wildland fire suppression, wetland monitoring, and more. Prepare for a career as a field technician or environmental educator.

Natural Resources Conservation

Host Your Event at MFS

Muller Field Station is available for rent. Review our rates and reserve your space today.

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MFS Strategic Plan

Our 2021-2026 strategic plan states our goals and describes how we are making environmental conservation education and stewardship science more accessible every day.

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Faculty & Staff

Maura Sullivan
Director of Muller Field Station
(585) 785-1599
Alexandria Esposito
Assistant Director of Muller Field Station
(585) 785-1615
Chelsea Gendreau
Conservation Education Outreach Coordinator
(585) 785-1615


FLCC Muller Field Station
6455 County Road 36, Honeoye, NY 14471
FLCC Canandaigua Campus
3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424