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A living laboratory

Nestled near the headwaters of the Mississippi River, Itasca offers students and researchers access to unique habitats.

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Learn what it’s like to live and learn at Itasca Biological Station at an upcoming virtual info session.

I fell in love with Itasca and field research as an undergraduate. I returned this summer as a graduate student to study Giant Water Bugs.

Itasca Biological Research Station interns Madie, Lou and Alex offer insight into their summer up north.

Itasca’s new associate director brings a background in biology and a passion for field education, research and public engagement to the role.