The resident staff at the Nantucket Field Station maintain laboratory facilities, field equipment, and classroom facilities for year-round use. Activities include research and education use by groups and investigators from a number of Northeast regional institutions in addition to UMass Boston, undergraduate summer courses, year-round interdisciplinary seminars and field trips, and use by numerous local community and governmental groups. Student, faculty, and researcher housing is provided at Gouin Village housing (20 Vesper Lane), located close to the center of Nantucket. Gouin Village contains five 2-bedroom apartments capable of accommodating 26 people. Bunkhouse style housing is also available at 180 Polpis Road at the main field house.
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To Make Reservations
Please fill in a request form and submit to the field station office, if you are interested in using the Field Station facilities.
Reservations are confirmed once approval is granted based on the description of intent as well as availability of space and scheduling information. Priority in booking will be placed on University courses, research and activity, but other educational outreach, scholarly activities, conferences, events, retreats and orientations are all supported and promoted by the fieldstation. All interested parties are encouraged to inquire.
The Field Station is one of the many wonderful properties of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation and is open to the public 365 days a year during daylight hours. Take a virtual tour of the Nature Trail to find out what you'll see on your visit.