Helping to restore and protect the Susquehanna River watershed

Do you enjoy spending time outdoors in creeks and streams? Are you fascinated by fish and aquatic insects? Join us at the Freshwater Research Institute (FRI), where research staff and faculty work to monitor, restore and protect the ecological health of Pennsylvania's waters.

At the FRI, you can:

  • Spend your summer on a field crew
  • Learn how to identify macroinvertebrate and fish species
  • Work at our freshwater lab
  • Complete a mentored senior research project
  • Publish your research with staff and faculty scientists
  • Collaborate with state agency and nonprofit staff

Our location in the heart of central Pennsylvania is ideal: Susquehanna University is within walking distance of the Susquehanna River and just a short drive to headwater streams, reservoirs, creeks, wetlands and restoration sites. Faculty regularly take students on field trips to these locations. Read the latest news from the FRI.

Stream Ecology Institute

At this weeklong, residential summer camp for high schoolers, you'll study stream ecology, searching under rocks for crawdads and salamanders and testing stream waters for phosphate, nitrogen and dissolved oxygen.

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Stream Ecology Institute
840+ streams assessed in PA since 2010
63 students do summer aquatic research
9 organizations receiving funding
200+ new streams added to protected list

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Freshwater Research Institute

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

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Location

Freshwater Research Laboratory
1075 W. Sassafras Street
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

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Phone & Email

Jon Niles
570-372-4707
niles@susqu.edu

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