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Throughout each year, Calvin professors and students participate in a variety of research and stewardship projects in the preserves. This research is central to conserving Michigan's ecology; the data gained from these projects has greatly enhanced our knowledge about the preserve lands as a whole, as well as the species that live in each habitat. At the same time, it provides Calvin students with important, practical experience in scientific research.

Find out more about Ecosystem Preserve research being conducted.

Find out more about Flat Iron Lake Preserve research being conducted.

To conduct research at one of our preserves, click here.

For more information about a specific project, research methodology, or data obtained, contact Dr. Randy Van Dragt.