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Welcome to Friends of Lakeside Lab

Friends of Lakeside Lab is a non-profit entity with the mission of supporting water quality monitoring, environmental education, and research initiatives at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory. Founded in 1996, the Friends began as a group of locals who sought to save the Lakeside Laboratory property from being sold. Since saving the lab and growing an original endowment, the Friends of Lakeside Lab has grown to financially support scholarships, internships, research, arts, and more!

Our Impact

Scholarships

The Friends of Lakeside Lab will give out nearly $50,000 in endowed and general scholarships in 2022!

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Environmental Ed

With the help of the Friends, Lakeside Lab is able to offer K-12 environmental education opportunities, as well as adult life-long learning series.

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CLAMP

CLAMP is a citizen-run water quality monitoring program with over 20 years of collected data - one of the most complete data sets in the country!

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Internships

The Friends of Lakeside Lab will provide $20,000 in undergraduate research support and housing for Lakeside Lab and Green Iowa Americorps interns in 2022!

 

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Scientist in Residence

The Friends of Lakeside Lab provide over $30,000 annually to support the cost of an in-house Scientist-in-Residence.

 

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Arts

With the help of the Friends, Lakeside Lab is able to host 3 environmentally-focused writers each summer.

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Get Involved

Volunteer

Get involved with citizen science through CLAMP and Coffee & Grounds!

Newsletter

Stay up-to-date on all things Lakeside Lab with our virtual newsletter!

Events

Friends of Lakeside Lab hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Check out our calendar of events!