Eldridge Research Center
This 6000 square foot facility includes an education room, conference room, and wet and dry lab space. Equipment available for research use includes a drying oven, small autoclave, incubator, weigh scales, dissecting scope, and a 4.5 cubic foot refrigerator (no freezer). Field sampling equipment (such as DBH tape, measuring tapes, inclinometer, light meter, soil augers, pH kits) may be available for use, along with live mammal traps, construction materials (chickenwire, mesh netting, levels, tape measures, hammers, etc.), flagging, containers (plastic of various sizes such as buckets, basins, coolers, and soil tins), some glassware. Researchers are encouraged to contact the Executive Director in advance to confirm equipment availability. Limited satellite internet is available for basic browsing/email. If you need more bandwidth or faster connection speeds, cable internet is also available in the Visitor Center. Guests requiring more than light internet usage are strongly encouraged to bring their own Verizon mobile hotspot.
Coin-operated washers and dryers are available. You will need to provide your own laundry soap.
Recreation for Station Residents
Recreational activities for Station residents include hiking, swimming on Lake Myosotis, occasional campfires, and movies. It is standard practice for swimmers under the age of 18 to pass a three-lap endurance test to swim at the Preserve. Canoeing/kayaking on the lake is also allowed however the Preserve does not provide boats.
Communications at the Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station
Telephone: There are "phone card only" public phones at the Eldridge Research Station. Phone messages can be left at the Main Office (518-797-3440) and the Eldridge Research Station (518-797-5172).
Cell Phones: There is limited cell phone coverage (Verizon ONLY) at the Preserve and in the town of Rensselaerville. It is HIGHLY recommended that you bring a phone card.
Internet: There is limited internet service at the Eldridge Research Station provided by satellite with a data limit of 25GB/month. Residents requiring more than light internet usage are encouraged to bring their own Verizon hotspots. Over usage of the internet will result in slower connection speeds for everyone, please be considerate and NEVER:
Fax Service: Students can send and receive faxes at the Preserve’s Main Office, 518-797-3440.
U.S. Mail and Shipping Services: U.S. Mail, UPS and FedEx all deliver to the Huyck Preserve.