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Maywoods Family Nature Day

Tree Climbing

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 11 am - 3 pm, Maywoods will be a buzz with a variety of outdoor, hands-on activities for the families to enjoy.  Families and friends of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in activities, such as Recreational Tree Climbing, Geocaching and Creek Critter Hunt.

Maywoods 5K Trail Race - May 6, 2017

Start of Maywoods 5K Trail Race

Looking for a great way to combine running and being in the outdoors?

Taylor Fork Nature Walks: Bird Identification and Migration

Bird banded during LCW Field Camp

Come join EKU graduate student, Kaitlyn Kelly, to hike the grassy paths of EKU's natural area Taylor Fork Ecological Area to learn about bird ecology and migration, and how to identify common birds.  Please bring binoculars, if you can.  Depending on the weather, you may observe birds up close and see the banding process.

Summer Research Experiences at EKU

Class Discussion

EKU Faculty recently received a National Science Foundation Research for Undergraduates (REU) grant to support undergraduate student interships to study the ecological effects of anthropogenic and natural disturbances in Central Appalachia.  To learn more about this REU opportunity and/or apply,

Summer 2017 Field Courses

Bird Banding at LCW Field Camp

The Biology Department has posted their 2017 Summer Field Courses.  To learn more about the courses being offered click here.

Letcher County Central High School Studies Water Quality at LCW

Water Chemistry at LCW

On October 12, 2016, 60 Letcher County Central High School Students studied watershed quality at Lilley Cornett Woods.  Click here for more information.

Taylor Fork Ecological Area, A Bluegrass Roadtrip Destination

Rolling hills at Taylor Fork Ecological Area

If you are looking for a bit of a challenge on your next hike, coupled with great birding and a variety of plants and wildlife, then Taylor Fork Ecological Area may be exactly what you are looking for.  For more information,

LCW Research Center and Bunkhouse Construction Completed

View of completed LCW Research Center and Bunkhouse

The Division of Natural Areas is pleased to announce the completion of the Research and Learning Center and bunkhouse at Lilley Cornett Woods. This project's success is directly due to the tremendous support from the University and National Science Foundation.  Thank you!

EKU 2016 Summer Field Courses Posted

Summer Field Course

This summer (2016), the Department of Biological Sciences and Division of Natural Areas will be offering four field-based courses primarily out of Maywoods Environmental and Educational Laboratory.

Student Research Grants Awarded

Field Research at Lilley Cornett Woods

The "Grant-in-Aid" program offered by the Division of Natural Areas is designed to assist with funding for student research in EKU's three natural areas. Two students were awarded research grants for 2013-14 academic year: