Chincoteague Bay Field Station at Wallop's Island

Chincoteague Bay Field Station at Wallop's Island

Chincoteague Bay Field Station

The Chincoteague Bay Field Station maintains two campuses. The main campus is located at Wallops Island and is adjacent to NASA’s Goddard Flight Facility. This campus consists of several dormitories, laboratory buildings, cafeteria, and classroom buildings that were originally part of a Naval housing complex.

Today many of these buildings are being removed to make way for a new campus of energy efficient buildings that will better support The Chincoteague Bay Field Station’s future endeavors.

The second campus, named the Chincoteague Bay Field Station Research Center, provides limited lab space and housing for small groups. This small field station and its surrounding 30 acres of salt marsh are located directly on Chincoteague Bay at Greenbackville, Va.

Registration for Bloomsburg University courses

Step 1

Review available Bloomsburg University Chincoteague Bay Field Station Courses:

Marine Ecology

A study of the interrelationships among animals, plants and physical and chemical aspects of the environment will be studied, with stress on adaptations for survival that are unique in the marine environment. Students in this course will:

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  • Apply ecological theory to the study of the structure and dynamics of marine ecosystems
  • Integrate ecological responses across different levels of biological organization to describe adaptations to the environment
  • Gain experience with ecological field methods and materials
  • Develop quantitative skills through design and analysis of ecological experiments

Summer Session 2
MARINE ECOLOGY MARSCI 260-29 - Three hours of lecture per week. Professor Corbin, M-F 9-12, off campus. 5/19/14 - 6/6/14
MARINE ECOLOGY MARSCI 260-29A - Three hours of lecture per week. Professor Corbin, M-F 12:30-3, off campus. 5/27/14 - 6/6/14

Professor: Clay E. Corbin, Ph.D. |

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Click here for more information about other courses offered at Chincoteague Bay Field Station

Step 2

BU undergraduate degree students

  • Current BU students enroll and register using ISIS/PeopleSoft.

Non-BU students

  • Students from other colleges and universities, and persons who have not taken BU undergraduate course within the last two years must complete admissions and scheduling forms.
    A. Apply online using our Online Application.
    B. Look up the courses you wish to take using the course lookup tool.
    C. After you know the courses you wish to take, schedule them using the online course scheduling tool.

BU graduate students

  • Scheduling classes begins with your graduate coordinator.
  • If you have not taken any graduate courses at BU within the past two years, you also must submit an admissions application for graduate studies at the graduate office.

Bloomsburg University students MUST fill out a Prior Approval for Transferring Credit Form as well as a Visiting Student Form if taking courses through another university at The Marine Science Consortium. Information about the Prior Approval for Transferring Credit Form can be obtained through The Office of the Registrar.

For information regarding the visiting student policy or form, email Rachel Kindt.

Step 3

Check with financial aid to ask about assistance options. Website

Step 4

Make payments online to the Bursar's Office after receiving your billing statement. Website

Step 5

Arrange Housing and Meals at the CBFS. Station fees are paid directly to the CBFS. You may go to the Summer 2014 courses web pages and find links to REGISTER for housing and meals at the CBFS. Instructions for REGISTRATION are at the bottom of the web page. The direct link to REGISTER is:

Additional Important Details

If you are a Bloomsburg University student taking a course through The Chincoteague Bay Field Station hosted by another PASSHE institution, the course will not show on PeopleSoft during that semester.

Once the course is complete you will transfer the credit and the grade to Bloomsburg University (your home school) when a copy of the transcript from the participating university is sent to the BU Office of the Registrar.


For faculty assistance with advisement on how courses offered by the Chincoteague Bay Field Station fit into curricula, prerequisites for courses, and general advice about how to prepare for "life at the field station" contact:

For questions about the Chincoteague Bay Field Station facilities and meals, contact the Consortium at Wallops Island Virginia. Phone 757-824-5636. Email