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Public tour planned at KU medicinal garden May 24

May 21, 2014 in KU Field Station, Special events

The public is invited to the annual summer tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24. The Research Garden is part of the KU Field Station of the Kansas Biological Survey.

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New pavilion at Armitage Center nearing completion

May 9, 2014 in KU Field Station, Student activities

University of Kansas third-year architecture students are wrapping up the program’s fifth design-build project at the KU Field Station. The structure, a timber canopy supported by rammed-earth walls, extends over a sunny patio at the Field Station’s Armitage Education Center, a space used by many KU groups and other visitors. Read more.

Photo: Greg Thompson/USFWS

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.

KBS awarded $350,000 to enhance communications systems at Field Station

October 16, 2013 in Funding, KU Field Station

In late September, the National Science Foundation notified the Kansas Biological Survey that it had been awarded $350,000 for enhancements to internet and communications systems at the KU Field Station. The grant provides high-speed internet service to the Field Station, as well as connectivity to general research/teaching facilities, data network partnerships and ongoing researcher programs.
Bush Morning-glory in Sumner County.
Photo: Doug Wirtz, KNPS

Public Tour of KU Medicinal Garden October 5

September 30, 2013 in KU Field Station, Special events

Join faculty, staff and students of the Native Medicinal Plant Research Program for an informal fall garden tour on October 5 from 10 a.m - noon. The tour will include all areas of the garden, including research plantings, demonstration/show garden, natural dye garden, and the KU Student Farm. The event is free and open to the public.

Students build infrastructure projects at KU Field Station

June 27, 2013 in KU Field Station, Student activities

Two new infrastructure projects at the Field Station, a gateway to the research and operations area and a bridge on the Roth Trail, have been completed this spring by KU engineering and architecture students. Read full story.