Science Day at the Center for Field Studies

Enjoy a fun day of science and snacks at the Center for Field Studies located within the Miami Whitewater Forest. Interact with the students and faculty who participate in research at the center and learn what the center is all about - including big plans for expansion. Participate in a variety of activities for participants of all ages including nature walks, hands-on learning experiences and lectures. Topics range from sustainability to Shaker history. Ticket price includes access to activities, picnic food and refreshments.

About the Center for Field Studies

The University of Cincinnati Center for Field Studies (UCCFS) is located in the middle of the gorgeous Miami Whitewater Forest. Established in 2008 through a partnership with the Hamilton County Park District, UCCFS is surrounded by more than 4,400 acres of lakes, streams, and hiking trails and encompasses portions of an historic Shaker farm. Research and educational facilities at the station incorporate sustainable practices, including solar panels that actually send power back to the grid. UCCFS provides hands-on learning and research experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in five programs of the College of Arts and Sciences - Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Environmental Studies, Geography and Geology. Click here to learn more about research at UCCFS, including work on invasive species, water quality, green roofs and archaeology.

The field station is also a major resource to the community. The research at UCCFS directly benefits environmental quality in Greater Cincinnati and provides hands-on learning opportunities for Ohio teachers, including an interdisciplinary summer fieldwork experience and a certificate program. There are also summer courses each year that are open to the public. Plus, it’s a great place to take a hike and spend quality family time in the great outdoors!

Saturday, Sept. 17
1 - 4 p.m.

UC Center for Field Studies
11053 Oxford Rd.
Harrison, OH 45030

Program Schedule

Nature Hikes (30 minutes each)
1:15 p.m. - Insect Walk
2:00 p.m. - Bird Walk
2:45 p.m. - Creek Hike
3:30 p.m. - Wildflower Hike

1 p.m. - Field Station Facilities (occurring every 30 minutes)
2 p.m. - Shaker Community (30 minutes)

Ongoing Activities

  • Geocache Treasure Hunt

  • Hands-on Archaeology Exhibit

  • Student Field Research Poster Displays

  • Corn Hole

  • Coloring Station


Adults: $5
Children: Complimentary
Food and beverages are provided.



Juliana Sinclair Saneholtz
Associate Director of Alumni Relations,
College of Arts and Sciences

Email Juliana
or call 513-556-6466


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