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Education Overview



Science training and environmental education

MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center is dedicated to sharing its knowledge and habitat with students of many ages, from third grade through continuing adult education.


Our research biologist has faculty affiliations at University of Florida (Gainesville) and University of Central Florida (Orlando). Graduate students from these and other institutions may be advised by Station faculty. Other students conduct independent graduate work at MAERC.


Research training is provided by Betsey Boughton and staff through undergraduate or graduate internships. Competitive internships provide room, board, and a stipend, allowing qualified students to participate in staff research projects and to conduct independent projects of their own design. These internships provide an outstanding opportunity for motivated students to gain research experience, and to meet other students and professionals working in field ecology.


Visiting classes from colleges and universities around the country regularly use MAERC to conduct field courses or carry out independent research projects. We also host classes that are organized by University of Florida IFAS extension faculty for the cattle industry and classes for government agency personnel.


General Public. MAERC provides public swamp buggy tours on a limited basis, reservations required.