Our Story: A Realm of Resources
Nourished by the tenets of education, conservation and propagation, the Center takes the bounty of waterfowl and other plant and animal life in the 500-acre Field Station and runs with it.
Partnerships with organizations like the Audubon Society and the Akron Zoological Park broaden the experiential and research imprint of the Center.
And not only does the Center serve as a base for biology, environmental studies and biomedical humanities majors and pre-veterinary medicine, but as a resource for programs such as bio-monitoring and environmental citizenship. It fosters real-world enterprise, unflinching in its dedication to the melding of high-minded academic ideals and workmanlike information gathering.
Whether it’s the scholars who mentor, the students who study or the larger community that comes calling, the Center is hands on, feet in and mind going.
This Center functions in part through the James H. Barrow Field Station, which features an old growth beech-maple forest that is the second largest remaining uncut in Ohio.
The James H. Barrow Field Station, with its approximately 400 acres, also features:
• Frohring Laboratory Building with a state-of-the-art laboratory
• Observation Building
• Environmental Art Studio Barn
• Waterfowl Conservation Building