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Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories

General inquiries, e-mail

Station Address

UMN Station
28131 University Circle
Lake Itasca, MN 56470

Itasca Office in St Paul

224 Cargill
1500 Gortner Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
Itasca Station main phone number on site: (218) 699-3550, staff extensions listed below.
St Paul Admin office: (612) 624-6743.
Staff Contacts
Jonathan Schilling, PhD
Contact Director Schilling to discuss or initiate academic programs at the Station. Director Schilling splits his time between the St Paul campus and the Itasca Station.
Laura Domine
Program Administrator
Station office: (218) 699-3550 ext 3302
Contact Laura with initial inquiries about the Station and/or to reserve cabin space, dining accommodations and dietary needs, confirm reservations, determine fees, discuss charges/payments of bills, or with questions about field biology courses.
Lesley Knoll, PhD
Station Biologist
Station office: (218) 699-3550 ext 3345
Contact Lesley for inquiries about doing research at the Itasca station, or to schedule/set-up classrooms or equipment​. Lesley's office is located in the lower level of Lab 48 at the Itasca Station. 
Charlie Schmidgall, Resident Manager
Station office: (218) 699-3550 ext 3691
Contact Charlie with concerns about maintenance and facilities. Charlie's office is located in the Biome Center (building 75) at the Itasca Station.