Recent research from Susquehanna University’s Freshwater Research Institute finds that water temperatures affect certain behaviors in a cold-water predator, especially when in the presence of one that prefers warmer waters.
Where Research, Learning and Service Come Together
At Susquehanna, we are committed to sustainability and there is no greater testament to that commitment than our Center for Environmental Education and Research (CEER) — our on-campus field station.
At the CEER, you can:
- Say hello to the flock of sheep that help keep our 14-acre, 12,000-panel solar array in working order.
- Protect pollinators by caring for the honeybees in our apiary. You can even enjoy some honey!
- Intern or conduct research on watershed health at the Freshwater Research Institute or with one of our many partner organizations.
- Grow healthy produce to donate to our community in the campus garden.
- Plant trees to maintain our riparian buffer, which is helping to keep sediment out of the Susquehanna River upstream of the Chesapeake Bay.
- Participate in outdoor labs during your ecology or environmental science course.
Susquehanna and the CEER are walking distance from the Susquehanna River — the Chesapeake Bay’s largest tributary and the longest river on the east coast. We are also surrounded by some of the best farmland and forests Pennsylvania has to offer.