J.N. Roth Marine Biology Station

History Courses & Activities Research & Collaborations Facility


The Jonathan N. Roth Marine Biology Station, owned by Goshen College, is located in Layton, Florida about 1 1/2 hours from Miami in the Florida Keys. The station includes the C. Franklin Bishop laboratory, which facilitates research and study in marine science.

The marine station enables students to explore a world-class marine ecosystem, with coral reefs, mudflats, and seagrass beds adjacent to the station.  The Marine Biology program at Goshen is growing and includes the annual may-term marine biology course, may-term and summer research opportunities for students, and ongoing research and teaching collaborations with other institutions.