The James H. Barrow Field Station
Hiram College’s James H. Barrow Field Station – one of Ohio’s most spectacular classrooms – fuels hands-on research and real life experience for students.
Located just three miles from campus, it is an active research and educational facility that enhances not just the science and environmental studies programs, but provides enrichment and inspiration for students in all majors. In addition, it provides a means for the general public to increase their understanding and appreciation of Ohio natural history. Experiences gained at the Field Station enhance student research, teaching and leadership.
The Field Station's buildings, animals, natural and semi-natural areas are maintained entirely by college students under the direction of faculty and professional staff. Student workers involved with grounds keeping also gain experience with woodworking, landscaping and trail maintenance. Teaching experience is gained through the nature education outreach programs. These programs, which are developed and executed by Hiram students, are designed to educate pre-college students about the natural history of Northeast Ohio and such critical issues as habitat preservation and conservation of natural resources.