Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab

EcoLabThe Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab is committed to education about the environment through interaction with the environment. The NMP EcoLab property is a 75-acre natural area on the Marian University campus where environmental restoration began 100 years ago with esteemed landscape architect, Jens Jensen and continues today with Marian students, K-12 school groups, and the general public.

Marian University students and faculty use the NMP EcoLab in their classes as a site for hands-on experiences in the natural environment. It also provides a great location for undergraduate research and for internships in ecological restoration and environmental education.

The NMP EcoLab hosts outstanding science programs for all ages and a comprehensive array of environmental resources for Pre K-12 students and teachers. Through a Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab experience, be it at the NMP EcoLab itself, at your site, or even via interactive videoconferencing, participants will increase their knowledge and appreciation of the environment, while also being inspired to learn and do more to preserve our precious natural resources.

Upcoming events in the EcoLab

Check out our blog posts below!

  • The Mystery of Monarch Butterflies
    August 23, 2021

  • Welcome Dr. Zachary Sylvain!
    March 1, 2021

    I started this past August as an assistant professor in the Biology Department at Marian, where I’m teaching environmental science and ecology courses

  • The American Beaver: Nature’s Engineers!
    February 10, 2021

    The Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab is home to many animals that hibernate in the winter. Read on to see what Abigail discovered about some of the hibernating animals in the EcoLab!

  • How Do Animals Survive in Winter?
    January 26, 2021

    The Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab is home to many animals that hibernate in the winter. Hibernation has always fascinated me because it is a time that animals sleep for a very long period of time.

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