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Field Station

The University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi Field Station

Science Day

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:00 am—1:00 pm

A look at the marvels of science for 5-year-olds to adults


Explore the natural world with

  • Demonstrations
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Exhibits
  • Tours


Presenters.  Faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students from the departments of biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics and astronomy, the School of Education, and scientists from the USDA National Sedimentation Laboratory.

About the Field Station.   Located 11 miles from the Oxford campus in a scenic valley surrounded by wooded hills with natural springs and seeps, the University of Mississippi Field Station supports research and studies in aquatic and terrestrial ecology.

To reach the Field Station from Oxford, go east on Highway 30, north onto Lafayette County Road 215 (turn left at Littlejohn’s gas station), then east 6 miles on County Road 202 to 15 Road 2078.

Admission = free


For information and pre-registration, contact the Field Station at 662-915-5479.  To learn about the Field Station, visit


Tentative Science Day Agenda


10am = Welcome in Auditorium by Dr. Scott Knight, UM Field Station Director


10:15 am to 1pm =  all activities will run throughout this time period:


Education Building:

Eric Weingarten –   microscopic pond critters – Classroom 1, Education Building

Marge Holland   –  “Plants of the Field Station” and walk adjacent to Education building – Classroom 1, Education Building

Emily Rowland —    chemical activities – Classroom 2, Education Building

Pat Miller            –    spider walk and demo – Classroom 3, Education Building

Elizabeth Prewitt and students –  scavenger hunt  – North side of picnic tables, corner of Education Building

Katelynn Dillard – nature walk – North side of picnic tables, corner of Education Building

Breese Quinn and students— physics demos —  South side of picnic tables, corner of Education Building


General Lab Building:

Jason Burton – “A hike through the Digital Woods:  Foraging for science on the Internet”  — Conference Room, General Lab Building

Sara McNamara –   “Wildlife of the Field Station” – Room 1025, General Lab Building

David Wedge –“Pollination strategies”  — Room 1024,  General Lab Building



Don Stanford — Non-THC Cannabis studies–  greenhouse


Research Ponds at base of hill:

Scott Knight – stream sampling – near Ponds 145-146 – drive right at base of hill

Jason Taylor – pond research in “limno-corrals” —  Ponds 116-125  — drive left at base of hill