July 27-31, 2020

ENO RIVER FIELD STATION takes students ages 12-15 out of the classroom and deep into discovery of their environment. Field Station is held at the Confluence Natural Area on the West and East Forks of the Eno River, outside Hillsborough, NC. Every day the students interact with scientists, researchers, science teachers, and environmental experts who make discovery and learning fascinating and fun.

Our program focuses on experiential learning. Our emphasis is on developing interest and skills in environmental sciences, respect for each other and nature, and building self confidence. We examine what lives and grows on the Eno, how the land and climate affect what lives here, and do authentic research into what is around us. Our week includes a canoe trip on the lower Eno to the junction with the Flat river and an optional overnight campout and exploration of nocturnal zoology.

Daily Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9AM to 5 PM. Wednesday 9AM to midnight with option of camping overnight. Bus transportation to and from Hillsborough pickup at 8:30AM and return at 5:20PM.

Field Station is outdoors, hiking trails, wading creeks, exploring forest, paddling rivers. The Confluence Natural Area has a large pavilion, restrooms, parking, and trails.


Here is what we did in 2019, expect more of the same in 2020: hummingbird banding, native tree transect surveys, aquatic snails, creatures of the night sight and sound, bat capture and survey, climate, aquatic macro-invertebrates, exotic invasive plant eradication, fish survey, reptile and amphibian capture and inventory, mussel survey, tree ring coring, geological mapping, nature journaling, chemical water quality analysis, insect survey. (Note that not all students will get to do all the activities which is why they need to come back multiple years).

Click below for a 2020 Eno River Field Station application or call (919)620-9099 extension 204, or e-mail enofieldstation@enoriver.org . Applications taken through May 31, 2020.

Fees-Field Station costs $225 for the week with an additional $20 application fee. Daily lunch, breakfast on Thursday, and snacks are included.

Age Groups – Students are placed in groups of up to 13 people by age and led by certified NC school teachers.

Scholarship information-families needing assistance can apply for a scholarship to cover the cost or receive a discount. You may contact us before registering on-line for a scholarship application or after you register on-line, please fill out a scholarship application included with the camp confirmation e-mail. A $20 application fee is still required to reserve your space at Field Station.

Are you already registered? Information will come out in early July with packing list and bus transportation information. If you do not receive it e-mail enofieldstation@enoriver.org or call (919)620-9099 ext. 204.

Don’t apply to Field Station if you don’t want to get wet, splashed, or rained on. We don’t have time to change clothes during the day. Don’t apply to field station if you aren’t going to participate in all the activities. We know every activity isn’t everyone’s favorite but kids who want to pick and choose what they participate in make it hard to maintain discipline and accomplish our purposes when they sit out on things including the field work, games, journaling, and group gatherings. Every year we turn away students so don’t take a space if you won’t be fully engaged.

Registration opens February 1. All questions in the application are in English and Spanish. Use the buttons below to apply on-line. For a paper application e-mail enofieldstation@enoriver.org or call (919)620-9099 extension 204.

Registro abre 1 Febrero. Todos preguntas en el solicitud son en Español y Ingles.  Use el botone bajo aplicar en línea. Para un aplicación papel correo electoníco enofieldstation@enoriver.org o llama (919)620-9099 extensión 204.



Eno River Field Station is supported by major funding from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Student STEM Enrichment Program and from Duke Energy.