Advancing scientific discovery, facilitating collaboration

Tyson is the environmental field station for Washington University in St. Louis and a resource for faculty, staff, and students at WashU and beyond. Together with our laboratory and experimental facilities, our 2,000-acre landscape provide opportunities for multi-scale research and teaching. We encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and integrate educational programs into faculty research programs for authentic research apprenticeships.



“Tyson is a special place... where research of all types is valued and respected.”

Stan Strembicki
Professor of Art
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Learn more about our field station

discover our research and education programs


developing collaborative projects that build over time

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Training the next generation of environmental scientists