Baliles Center for Environmental Education at Hull Springs
The Baliles Center for Environmental Education at Hull Springs, Longwood University’s 662-acre educational center located in Westmoreland County, Virginia, is situated on the Northern Neck between Aimes Creek and Glebe Creek, both tributaries of the Potomac River, and just a short distance from the Chesapeake Bay.
The Baliles Center has approximately 8,400 feet of tidal shoreline, a restored wetland, and a mixture of mature and early successional forest Given this, the Baliles Center is a perfect location to do research and gather data on soil, water, and atmospheric conditions.
The data we collect at The Baliles Center for Environmental Education Hull Springs
The tidal creek sampling station gathers data about water quality and temperature, levels of dissolved oxygen, pH salinity, chlorophyll and organic matter in the water.
The atmospheric sampling station collects basic weather and climate data including temperature, air pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction, and solar radiation.
The restored wetland sampling station collects basic water quality and water depth data such as, water temperature, dissolved oxygen, and conductivity.
Watch this video to learn more about the educational resources and programs produced by Longwood University and available at the Baliles Center for Environmental Education at Hull Springs.