Students in the Environmental Science Program at Carthage conduct research at these sites:
Alice Moody Chapin Arboretum
The Carthage campus is also the Alice Moody Chapin Arboretum. The general public is invited to tour the campus grounds during daylight hours.
Phil Sander Audubon Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary
The Phil Sander Audubon Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the Carthage campus, next to the Smeds Tennis Center.
Benedict Prairie is a six-acre tract of prairie in Kenosha County with diverse flora and an available list of vascular plant species.
The Chiwaukee Prairie is a state natural area in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., located along the Lake Michigan shoreline. More than 400 acres, it has more than 400 species of native plants. More on the prairie.
The 40-acre Hawthorn Hollow nature sanctuary and arboretum includes two miles of trails in the woods of the Pike River Valley and a 12-acre arboretum.
Pringle Nature Center
The Pringle Nature Center is located in Bristol Woods County Park and contains upland forest, wetlands, oak savanna remnants, prairie and lawn areas.
Renak-Polak Maple-Beech Woods is a predominantly old-growth forest dominated by sugar maple, basswood and beech, along with red oak and white ash. It features a southern mesic forest and a smaller wet-mesic forest located along a stream.
River Bend Nature Center
River Bend Nature Center, part of the Racine County YWCA, is located on 80 acres of natural area along the banks of the Root River in Racine, Wis. The center’s forests, fields and wetlands provide habitats for a variety of plants and animals. Carthage students have monitored the invasive species Buckthorn at this site.
The Root and Pike Rivers
The Root River winds about 35 miles toward Lake Michigan in Racine, Wis. The Pike River winds its way through the Carthage campus. Learn more.
Silver Lake Bog
Silver Lake Bog contains one of the least disturbed bogs in southeastern Wisconsin.