Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories

Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories is among a global network of field stations that enable "place-based" teaching, research, and public engagement. Itasca, however, is like no other place. It is a sentinel on the edge of forest and prairie biomes, a source for waters of the Mississippi River, and a common ground for people in nature since 1909.

News and opportunities

  • DEADLINES EXTENDED for our Itasca Graduate Fellowship and our Itasca Undergraduate Scholarships.  They are now due by 4pm (CST) on Sunday, March 24th, 2019. Click here to view more information and to apply.
  • Registration opens in March for summer 2019 - plan ahead and check out our 2019 field courses.
  • The first issue of Upstream, the Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories newsletter, is now online!