The following courses routinely use TBFS as an outdoor laboratory to supplement material covered during lecture:
- Ecology (BIOL 4401) – the study of the abiotic factors and biotic interactions that determine the distribution and abundance of organisms.
- Ornithology (BIOL 4430) – the study of birds, including origins, systematics, ecology, biogeography, physiology, anatomy, and reproductive biology.
- Herpetology (BIOL 4440) – the study of amphibians and reptiles with emphasis on phylogenetics, ecology, physiology, morphology, zoogeography, conservation, and taxonomy.
- Limnology (BIOL 4441) – the study of aquatic communities and the physiochemical factors affecting the productivity of ponds, reservoirs, and streams.
- Mammology (BIOL 4451) – the study of mammals, including the evolution, anatomy, behavior, ecology, systematics, and basic biology of mammals.
- Ichthyology (BIOL 4462) – the study of fishes, including anatomy, behavior, ecology, evolution, taxonomy, and zoogeography.
- Environmental and Restoration Biology (BIOL 5320) – the study of human interactions with plants and animals within ecosystems with an emphasis on conservation and restoration ecology.