Learn about Rieth Village

Rieth Village is an ecological field station for undergraduate programs.  Two cottages provide housing for up to 32 students, and a third cottage serves as the initial classroom and office building.  Rieth Village has been designed and constructed with a strong commitment to sustainability.  The project was awarded the platinum LEED certification (55 points) from the U. S. Green Building Council in 2007.


It is best to schedule a tour if you are interested in interacting on details with a Merry Lea staff person. Group tours cover various aspects of sustainability and green design. With advance notice, we can offer both preK-12 field trips and adult programs.

To schedule a tour, contact the public program coordinator: Katie Tipton