When you become a Friend of the Thomas More Biology Field Station, you become a part of a community of people who believe in hands-on, feet-wet scientific research, STEM education, and environmental protection. Together we create opportunities for people of all ages and walks of life to connect with the wonders of the Ohio River Watershed!

Our Promise to All Members: Confidence in knowing that your gift supports The Field Station mission to educate and engage students & visitors about the Ohio River ecosystem and empower them to make a positive impact on the environment.

All Field Station membership benefits are valid for one year, starting at the time one becomes a member.

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Donation Levels

Student* - $25/year

  1. Membership card
  2. Invitation to annual picnic and other events, including private tours of the labs.

*Valid student ID required

Individual - $50/year

  1. Membership Card
  2. Invitation to annual picnic and other events, including private tours of the labs.

Family* - $150/year

  1. Membership card
  2. Invitation to annual picnic and other events, including private tours of the labs.

*Up to 2 adults and any children under 18 years old.

First Mate - $500/year

  1. All individual benefits plus…
  2. Priority consideration for the following:
    1. STEM Camp
    2. Marine Biology Lecture Series

Captain - $1,000/year

  1. All individual benefits plus…
  2. Priority consideration for the following:
    1. STEM Camp
    2. Marine Biology Lecture Series
    3. Lodge use

Steward - $5,000/year

  1. All individual benefits plus…
  2. Priority consideration for the following:
    1. STEM Camp
    2. Marine Biology Lecture Series
    3. Lodge use
    4. Research cruise for up to 12 people