The Raystown Field Station was established by Juniata College and the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers in 1974 to provide special opportunities for environmental research and
education at the 29,000 acre Raystown Lake Project. The 365 acre reserve lies in the
valley and ridge province of central Pennsylvania and offers visitors access to the
various aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems of this unique region.
Juniata has just begun the “Semester at Raystown Field Station” program, in which
students of environmental science, environmental studies, and other disciplines can
immerse themselves in this beautiful region while completing related coursework through
The GIS and Spatial Analytics Lab
The Geographic Information System (GIS) lab is used by students for capturing, storing,
analyzing and managing data which are spatially referenced to the earth. It is also
useful for students studying technology to be knowledgeable in GIS.
Some of the technologies available to students in the lab include: The Remote Sensing
Exploitation Platform (ENVI), Hydrologic Engineering Centers River Analysis System
(HEC-RAS), The Data Visualization & Analysis Platform (IDL), IDRISI GIS, and Image