Final year undergraduate projects are an extremely valuable part of any science degree. They usually count for up to a third of the final marks and offer the student a chance to get their teeth into a topic of their choice. Almost invariably students find their field studies on Buffelskloof Nature Reserve inspirational and produce useful results. But such field experience can be difficult for university departments to provide. The Research Centre offers an ideal location for field work in a nature reserve. Students have spent several weeks at the Research Centre studying topics as varied as plant ecology, plant succession, invertebrates, reptiles and archaeology.