Hiram College


Less than three miles from campus, the James H. Barrow Biological Field Station is an 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. A variety of outreach programs are offered, in addition to approximately five miles of hiking trails.

A Real-life Experience Is Awaiting You

The Field Station is a living learning and research lab that offers students opportunities that can’t be found on most other campuses. Its unique buildings, animals, wildlife rehabilitation center and natural and semi-natural areas are maintained entirely by college students 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 become involved with grounds keeping and 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.

Mission Statement

Among the most ecologically diverse natural “classrooms” in the collegiate Midwest, Hiram College’s James H. Barrow Biological Field Station offers students, faculty, staff, and visitors a variety of education, research-oriented, and inspirational programs that focus on conservation, environmental stewardship, and scientific discovery.

Explore research happening at the Eagle Creek Restoration Site: James H. Barrow Biological Field Station Research Explores Stream Restoration and Redirected Stream Life.