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2014 KU Field Station Summer Short Courses announced

April 16, 2014 in Education, KU Field Station

Three short, field courses will be taught at the Armitage Education Center at the University of Kansas Field Station this summer. Courses are 'Introduction to Field Entomology', 'Introduction to Kansas Fishes', and 'Introduction to Field Botany'. These courses are open to undergraduate, graduate, and nondegree-seeking students, including individuals taking a class for personal enrichment but not to obtain a degree.

A new workshop "Fly-fishing 101" also will be offered this year to introduce beginners to the enjoyment of fly-fishing. Over two evenings, participants will learn about standard equipment, casting, knot tying, fishing techniques, fly-tying, basic entomology, and the ecology of ...
Sunrise at the KUFS greenhouse complex in early fall.

New greenhouse at KUFS is completed!

October 25, 2013 in Education, KUERG, KU Field Station, Nutrient cycling, Research

The new, NSF-funded greenhouse complex at the KUFS is now complete! Investigators are beginning to apply to use the new facility. It is comprised of a fully climate-controlled greenhouse, a three-season greenhouse, and a headhouse. The facility's construction provides a means for investigators to develop experiments in a more controlled environment than in the field, while providing more realistic conditions for plants, soils, and microorganisms than in the lab.
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KU Field Station summer short courses announced

May 15, 2013 in Education

Three short, field courses will be taught at the Armitage Education Center at the University of Kansas Field Station this summer. Courses are 'Introduction to Field Entomology', 'Introduction to Kansas Fishes', and 'Introduction to Field Botany'. These courses are open to undergraduate, graduate, and nondegree-seeking students, including individuals taking a class for personal enrichment but not to obtain a degree. Complete course information.

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Workshop on outdoor education for secondary teachers held at Field Station

September 7, 2012 in Education, Workshops

A workshop on “Outdoor education for secondary teachers” was held at the KU Field Station on June 9-10. The event, sponsored by the KU Center for Science Education, was attended by eight high school teachers as well as interested people from the KU and Lawrence community. Helen Alexander, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Brad Williamson, Center for Science Education, organized the workshop.

Students learn about Kansas plants at KU Field Station this summer

July 24, 2012 in Education, Native plants, Prairie

In June, 13 students met at the Armitage Education Center to learn the basics of plant identification in the first in a new series of summer short courses offered at the KU Field Station. "Introduction to Field Botany" was taught by Caleb Morse, Collections Manager for the Bridwell Botany Research Lab at KU's Biodiversity Institute.

KU Field Station hosts 2 special events over the weekend

June 17, 2012 in Education, Native plants, Prairie, Special events

On Saturday, June 16, the KU Field Station hosted two special events at two locations in eastern Kansas, The Anderson County Prairie Preserve and the KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden. In total, these events attracted more than 100 participants eager to learn about Kansas' native tallgrass prairie ecosystem.