June 12 through July 7, 2017


Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
Clifton Forge, Virginia


The 2017 application may be downloaded here.
Be sure to also download the Application Information & Instructions file.


Daily Info

What do you need to prepare for tomorrow?
View daily pictures
(If you would like to share your digital pictures, email them to Susan Rollinson.)
Need to ask a question? For questions, contact Jane DeGroot or Susan Rollinson


Calendar (Tentative!)

Updated calendar


Orientation Session

Thursday, May 25, 2017
6:00 PM
Room 424 in Warren Hall on the DSLCC main campus in Clifton Forge. (Campus map)


Code of Conduct


Code of Ethics on Field Trips


Frequently Asked Questions


eField Guides

eField Guide description and rubric for salamander session

eField Guide description and rubric for forestry session


Salamander Study Info

Salamander Study checklist

Emergency numbers for Salamander Study Trip:

DSLCC, Dr. Benjamin Worth - (540) 863-2933
US Forest Service - (540) 962-2214 [Covington, VA] or (540) 839-2521 [Warm Springs, Va] or (304) 456-3335 [Bartow, WV]
Highland County Sheriff - (540) 468-2114
Pocahontas County (WVa) Sheriff - (304) 799-4710


Forestry Study Info

Camping checklist

Emergency numbers for Forestry field trip:

DSLCC, Dr. Benjamin Worth - (540) 863-2933
US Forest Service - (540) 962-2214 [Covington, VA]
Cranberry Mountain Nature Center - (304) 346-2695
Emergency cell phone (no guarantees!) - (540) 969-9056



List of birds discussed in class.


Web Links

Get more info on some of our studies


Field Guides

Recommended field guides for our studies and other interesting living things we encounter.


2016 Staff

Ms. Jane DeGroot, Co-Director and Instructor
Advanced Biology Teacher, Alleghany High School, Covington, VA

Dr. Susan Rollinson, Co-Director and Instructor
Former Instructor, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and Jackson River Governor's School

Ms. Danielle Leigh Dulaney, Mentor-Aide and Assistant Instructor
Biology Teacher, Spottswood High School, Spottswood, VA

Mr. Cody Daugherty, Mentor-Aide
Student, Bridgewater College

Older Info (Obsolete)


Ecothings description and rubric.


Canoeing and Aquatic Studies Info

Canoeing checklist
Stream ecology personal equipment checklist


Caving Info

Caving checklist


Return to Field Ecology Home Page

Updated 6/12/17