Get Involved

The Brackenridge Field Lab is a resource for students, faculty, and members of the Austin community. BFL offers volunteering opportunities and public outreach programs that cater to citizen scientists of all ages. Read on to find out how you can get involved and show support for your local scientific community.


BFL welcomes adult-age volunteers (18+) to work as research assistants or participate in outdoor service and outreach activities. These volunteer opportunities are offered to both UT students and members of the public. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer at BFL, contact the field station manager.


The future of BFL depends on your support. By donating to the lab, you do your part to ensure that students can continue to benefit from the unique educational experience that the field station has to offer and contribute to the funding of research like the fire ant project. In addition to funding the research done at the lab, public donations are used to help build endowments to fund faculty, provide scholarships for students, and fund special projects for facility and habitat improvements. 


If BFL is important to you, then join our community online and in person. Follow us on Facebook and come out to our events with Science Under the Stars