A central part of the Therkildsen Field Station’s mission is to assist with the education of future scientists, policy makers, and informed citizens. We are proud of being able to support students with logistics while at the TFSE, as well as through a variety of student grant opportunities. Students supported by the TFSE or by other funding agencies have engaged in a number of projects focusing on the importance of the Emiquon Restoration Project and the surrounding area.

Former students researchers at the TFSE have successfully moved onto employment in related fields. Among them are a Wildlife Biologist with APHIS-Wildlife Services, USDA (New Jersey); a Water Resources Outreach Assistant with Illinois Water Resources Center; and a Natural Resources Specialist with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.