Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon

The Therkildsen Field Station connects researchers and students of all ages to the Emiquon Preserve by supporting education and exploration of its complex wildlife and habitats.

The floodplain restoration at the Emiquon Preserve provides exciting scientific opportunities for researchers and valuable learning experiences for students. Additionally, the quiet and scenic setting offers artists and writers an inspiring get-away. The Therkildsen Field Station (TFSE) provides logistical support for these endeavors with laboratory and classroom space, as well as equipment and housing.

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Common questions:

  • How do I stay up-to-date on the TFSE?  Join our mailing list and visit us on our Facebook page.
  • How do I arrange to stay at the TFSE? For information and to submit a request go to our page for visitors.
  • I would like to support research at the TFSE, how can I make a donation? Thank you! You’ll find what you need on our support the TFSE page.

News & Notes:

  • The TFSE invites UIS students (Graduate or Undergraduate) to submit proposals for student-driven projects based in, and around the Emiquon Preserve. For more information visit our Student Grants page.
  • The Field Station’s presentation at “Tot Time” (Dickson Mounds Museum), was featured in the Canton Daily Ledger.
  • We’ve added a new page compiling sources of student research funding. Students interested in pursuing research should be sure to check it out.

Aquatic Vegetation