The Field Station

The James H. Barrow Field Station, home to an array of flora and fauna and a mature, 150-acre beech-maple forest, is a conservationist, a research aide and a community resource.

Since 1967, when the college purchased 75 acres to create the Field Station, it has added to its scientific esteem and physical stature five times, most recently with a 152-acre addition in 2011.

The buildings on site house not only classes and labs, but examples of species found in and around the Field Station. The purpose of the acreage is simple, twofold and mutually nourishing: education and conservation.

From the waterfowl, fish and amphibians that call Silver Creek home to the six miles of trails traversing the rich forest and fields, the Field Station has become a destination not only to those for whom biological sciences are a calling, but for any student or citizen who wishes to enjoy nature’s distinct imprint on Hiram’s northeastern Ohio home.




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