University of Kansas Field Station

Roth Trail dedication

Published on October 11, 2012 by Kirsten Bosnak

View of the patio, looking north toward the Roth Trail.

View of the patio, looking north toward the Roth Trail.

Visitors gather before the dedication and learn about the trailhead project.

Visitors gather before the dedication and learn about the trailhead project.

The Roth family gathers for a portrait: Stan and Janet, children, spouses and grandchildren.

The Roth family gathers for a portrait: Stan and Janet, children, spouses and grandchildren.

Stan and Janet.

Stan and Janet.

Stan with Bruce Johanning (KU cap), operations manager of the Field Station and his wife, Heather, to his right; and Vaughn Salisbury, research associate at the Field Station.

Stan with Bruce Johanning (KU cap), operations manager of the Field Station and his wife, Heather, to his right; and Vaughn Salisbury, research associate at the Field Station.

Jennifer Delisle, information manager for the Kansas Natural Heritage Inventory at the Survey, greets visitors.

Jennifer Delisle, information manager for the Kansas Natural Heritage Inventory at the Survey, greets visitors.

Dale Seuferling, president of KU Endowment.

Dale Seuferling, president of KU Endowment.

Ed Martinko, director of the Kansas Biological Survey.

Ed Martinko, director of the Kansas Biological Survey.

Scott Campbell, associate director for outreach and public service at the Survey.

Scott Campbell, associate director for outreach and public service at the Survey.

Janet greets the crowd.

Janet greets the crowd.

Stan’s turn.

Stan’s turn.

Learning about the trailhead project.

Learning about the trailhead project.

New signage for the KU Field Station trail system.

New signage for the KU Field Station trail system.

Hiking the Roth trail.

Hiking the Roth trail.

Four Eagle Scouts who have led projects at the Field Station.

Four Eagle Scouts who have led projects at the Field Station.

The architecture students’ scale model of the trailhead.

The architecture students’ scale model of the trailhead.

More than 200 people gathered at the KU Field Station on Sunday, Oct. 7, for the formal dedication of the Stan and Janet Roth Trailhead and the Roth Trail.

The Roths, both former high school biology teachers in Lawrence, are longtime educators and naturalists. At KU, Stan served 22 years as an adjunct instructor in the School of Education, and Jan worked in the Center for Research on Learning for 17 years and directed a national network for professional educators. Since his retirement in 1999, Stan has served as an adjunct naturalist with the Kansas Biological Survey.

The Roth Trailhead Structure is the third project commissioned by the KU Field Station through the KU School of Architecture, Design and Planning.