The Power of Place

Greetings from Mountain Lake!

The summer of 2016 marked over 86 seasons that Mountain Lakers have spent learning, studying, and sharing life on Salt Pond Mountain. It was another great year filled with visits from scientists, artists, students of all kinds, and many of our neighbors from the surrounding communities.

We are deeply grateful for the support of alumni and friends who have demonstrated their commitment to the Station over the past few years.  If you are someone who has experienced the intellectual community and magic of the Station, or someone who has admired from afar our work and contribution to science, learning, and the understanding of the natural world we all live in, please consider giving back so that we can continue offering extraordinary opportunities.

Your gift to any of the areas below, or a gift of any amount, is greatly appreciated. I hope in the near future you will come back and visit our special place on Salt Pond Mountain. Thank you for your support of the Station and of the University of Virginia.

Butch Brodie, Director


Four great ways to support the Station:

Walton Lecture

The Walton Lecture series was initiated in 1980 and is the cornerstone event of the summer. The event brings to the Station community prominent thinkers in evolution, ecology, field biology, and animal behavior, and provides a forum for discussion of topics related to ongoing Station research. Tim Clutton-Brock, Harry Greene, and Naomi Pierce are just a few of the scientists who have shared their work with Station residents and visitors. Annual cost for the lecture is about $2,000. With your support the Walton Lecture can be sustained for years to come.

Walton Lecture Sponsor: $1,000
Walton Lecture Supporter: $500


ArtLab at MLBS

Sharing the Mountain Lake community with artists-in-residence each summer has led to some exciting new perspectives and appreciation for the aesthetic wonders of both our science and our surrounds. The Lucille Walton ArtLab Fellowship supports the visit of one artist each season.

Lucile Walton ArtLab Sponsor: $500
Lucile Walton ArtLab Supporter: $250


Student Scientists

Fellowships and scholarships allow us to offer financial assistance to those students who might not otherwise be able to study at the Station. Your support ensures that passionate students will be able to experience all that Mountain Lake offers.
Graduate Student Fellowship: $500
Undergraduate Student Scholarship: $250


Friend of Mountain Lake

Your gift will be directed toward the most pressing needs of the Station.

Friend of MLBS: $50

Or, mail in your gift

Make checks payable to "The College Foundation of U.Va."

Please indicate gift area in the memo field of your check:

  • MLBS Walton Lecture
  • MLBS ArtLab
  • MLBS Graduate Student Fellowship
  • MLBS Undergraduate Student Scholarship
  • Friend of MLBS

Mail to:
The College Foundation of UVA
P.O. Box 400801
Charlottesville, VA  22904-4801