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HBS Research and Education Facilities
For pictures of each of the buildings and facilities, click on the titles. Locations of each can be found on the STATION MAP
MAIN BUILDING - Contains main offices, class and lecture rooms, research laboratories, and kitchen/dining room
RESOURCE BUILDING* - Contains class and research space, Herbarium, shop/fabrication areas, and storage.
MESOCOSM FACILITY* - Composed of a 1600 sq ft glasshouse for controlled experiments, wet laboratories, and 5000 sq ft outside mesocosm area.
BOATHOUSE - Contains 8 slips and 2 enclosed research/storage areas; houses the Station's 3, 28-ft pontoon boats and the Surveyor I research vessel
WELL HOUSE - Station water supply; also contains forestry/maintenance/fabrication area
PICNIC AREA - Available for University sponsored functions; also contains canoes, rowboats, and sailboats and a paddle/life preserver storage building
PAVILION - Solar powered. Available for University sponsored functions.
ARTIFICIAL WETLAND COMPLEX - Handles Station wastewater treatment; contains a wide variety of aquatic plants and is a prime bird viewing area
PRAIRIE - (not shown on map) - A natural prairie remnant that is maintained through controlled burns
  PONDS - (not shown on map) - The Station maintains a number of small woodland ponds for research
NATURE TRAIL - More than a mile long, this interpretive trail was created by a local Boy Scout troop
WOLFSON - Named in honor of Alfred and Emily Wolfson, this cabin can house up to 10 visitors
SCHNAUTZ* - Named in honor of Ed Schnautz, long-time Station Manager and naturalist.
RAFINESQUE* - Named in honor of Samuel Constantine Rafinesque, Kentucky naturalist in the early 1800s.
AUDUBON* - Named in honor of James J. Audubon, Kentucky naturalist and ornithologist in the early 1800s.
CABINS 1-10, 17 - 2 person units
CABINS 11-16 - 4 person units

* - Constructed with support from the National Science Foundation

Last Updated on July 6, 2018
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