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REGISTRATION OPEN for 4th Annual 5K Trail Race & Family Fun Run

Participants in the 5K begin the race

Join us for the 4th annual Maywoods 5K Trail Race and Fun Run.

When: April 13, 2019, 10 am
Where: EKU Maywoods, Crab Orchard, KY

4th Annual 5K Trail Race and Family Fun Run

Information Flyer for 5K Trail Race and Family Fun Run

Runners of all ages it is time to reserve 10 am - Saturday, April 13 on your 2019 calendars.  Why you ask?

Research Experience for Undergraduates at EKU - Summer 2019

REU Students Gathering for Photo at LCW

EKU' s Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, Disturbance Ecology in Central Appalachia, is currently accepting applications for Summer 2019. The program dates are May 20 - July 26, 2019 (10 weeks)

Program Highlights include:

Saturday Morning Science - December Schedule

Saturday Morning Science December Program Information

November may be done, but Saturday Morning Science is not.  The December Schedule is up and registration is open for students in first to fifth grade.  Each Saturday the students will explore a different topic through interactive, hands-on actvities.  Sessions are: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in room 3119 of the Science Building.

EKU Copperhead Research Project

EKU Students Safely Observing a Copperhead Snake

Research opportunities abound at Eastern Kentucky University. With grant funding from the U.S. Forest Service and NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, several EKU Biology students are participating in a research project to learn more about the Copperhead Snake. A species native to Kentucky. 

Summer Research Experiences at EKU

Class Discussion

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

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!

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: 

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