Appalachian Laboratory


The Appalachian Laboratory has a strong history of involvement with K-12 and public science education as well as with graduate education.

AL Environmental Science Education

Through the Appalachian Laboratory Environmental Science Education (ALESE) program, AL faculty and staff are involved with teacher professional development, developing education and outreach products, and providing environmental science outreach to schools and other groups. Our team designs, implements, evaluates, and researches education projects with a focus on integrating real-world science practices, tools and professionals into K-12 and informal education settings. Our work builds directly on environmental science research conducted by our lab's scientists.


Graduate education

Appalachian Laboratory plays a leadership role in both the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) program at the University of Maryland, College Park and the graduate programs of the Department of Biology at Frostburg State University. Both courses offered and types of student research directed by AL faculty, reflect strengths in landscape and watershed ecology, aquatic ecology, conservation and restoration ecology, and evolutionary and behavioral ecology.