James H. Barrow Biological Field Station

The James H. Barrow Biological Field Station is a 500 plus acre active research and educational facility that not only enhances the science and environmental studies programs, but also delivers enrichment and inspiration for students in all majors.

Image: Class looking at wildlife at the field station

A Real-life Experience Is Awaiting You

The Field Station is a living, learning and active research lab that offers students opportunities that can’t be found on most other campuses. Our unique facility offers students the ability to care for over 30 animal ambassadors, rehabilitate wildlife, participate in field research, and maintain several natural areas under the direction of faculty and professional staff.

The Field Station has many employment opportunities for students to gain paid hands-on experiences. Student workers can learn trail maintenance and grounds keeping, assist with small construction projects, engage in field-based research, assist with nature education programs for children and adults, and care for both onsite animal ambassadors and injured/orphaned wildlife through our wildlife rehabilitation program. All of these employment opportunities help to educate students about native plants, animals, and the ecology of Northeastern Ohio, and provide insight into the critical issues of habitat preservation and conservation of natural resources. Students also have opportunities to create their own research projects with the help of faculty and Field Station staff that enhance their learning and can be used to fulfill their senior project requirements for graduation. There are numerous opportunities waiting to be explored at the Field Station!

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