Philadelphia Field Station

Science Incubation

[photo:] Students learn about plant growth.The Philadelphia Field Station (PFS) aims to cultivate a community of science and innovation around urban natural resources stewardship through interdisciplinary collaboration. To advance this goal, we actively pursue research partnerships with university faculty to find ways to work together and reach local college and university students  especially with opportunities for mentorships and research sponsorships.  For a select group of students, the PNS provides sustainable science fellowships, which funds students with an emerging interest in urban natural resource stewardship. This program focuses on graduate and undergraduate students. 


Cultivating a community of science is not limited to faculty and enrolled students, for PFS researchers believe that all people can become students of science to some degree. In order to broaden our engagement, PFS sponsors a seminar series to present research to decision-makers, practitioners, volunteers, and residents. These talks are followed by a dialogue with a smaller group of attendees to encourage a conversation that invites new perspectives and increases the depth of knowledge around the urban natural resource stewardship.


Our Science Incubation strategy includes the following programs: