Friends of the Field Station


Image: Class looking at wildlife at the field station

Become a Friend of the James H. Barrow Biological Field Station

Established in 1967, the James H. Barrow Biological Field Station is a center for professional research in field ecology, conservation and sustainability, animal husbandry, native wildlife care and rehabilitation, collegiate education, and serves as a destination for environmental education. 

The Field Station is an ecological treasure of regional and national importance. It protects one of the few remaining old-growth forests in the Northeastern United States, one of the few cold-water streams in the Mahoning River watershed, and other ecosystems such as wetlands, forests, and meadows.

Your support helps students thrive

The Field Station provides a means for the public and Hiram’s students to increase their understanding and appreciation of Ohio’s rich natural history. Experiences gained at the Field Station enhance student research, teaching, and leadership skills.

Yearly support levels are named for animals native to Northeast Ohio that are found at the Field Station. Use of funds is not limited to the impact examples listed below.

Giving Levels

Impact Example: Gifts at this level can be used to produce food for animals by purchasing organic vegetable seed or bird seed

Students can substitute volunteering for 2 hours at the Field Station for membership fee.

Impact Example: Gifts at this level can be used to purchase field guides or environmental education materials for school programs.

Includes invitation to the Friends annual picnic or the Apple Cider Festival

Impact Example: Gifts at this level can be used to acquire native seed or trees for restoring habitats, or support student engagement activities at the Field Station.

Includes invitation to the Friends annual picnic and the Apple Cider Festival for the whole family

Impact Example: Gifts at this level can be used to purchase veterinary care or provide an in-school nature program.

Includes invitation to annual picnic or the Apple Cider Festival for the whole family AND backstage tour of Field Station, Frohring Lab and Animal Care Wing

Impact Example: Gifts at this level can be used to purchase materials for trail maintenance, veterinary care and equipment, or pay for transportation for a school group to visit the Field Station

Includes invitation to annual picnic or the Apple Cider Festival for the whole family AND backstage tour of Field Station, Frohring Lab and Animal Care Wing and the endangered waterfowl facility, or a staff led off-trail hike within the Field Station nature preserve

Impact Example: Gifts at this level can be used to purchase Mazuri waterfowl food or send two Hiram College students to OWRA (Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitation Association) conference or fund immersive educational programming for older, advanced students including field research methods and indoor laboratory experiences involving conservation genetics.

Includes invitation to annual picnic or the Apple Cider Festival for the whole family AND backstage tour of Field Station, Frohring Lab and Animal Care Wing and a meet and greet with an ambassador animal

Payment Options

Donations can be mailed by check to:

Friends of the Field Station
c/o Hiram College PO Box 1808
Hiram, OH 44234

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