UC Center for Field Studies

Located amid thousands of acres of thick forest and streams, the University of Cincinnati Center for Field Studies (UCCFS) and its 17.6 acre parcel of land is one of the university’s most advanced teaching and research facilities. The renovated farm roughly 20 miles northwest of our Uptown Campus blends high-level science with deep-woods know-how through a timeless connection to the great outdoors.

Faculty associated with UC Center for Field Studies

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Many University of Cincinnati classes are held at the field studies center, inside the classroom and labs and outside among thousands of acres of fields and streams, roughly 20 miles from our uptown campus. text

Child in a field at UC Center for Field studies holding a butterfly net

Visit Us
Join us for one of the several events we host each year for families and students K-12, and explore the rivers, wetlands and prairies of our historic field station. Find out what makes us one of UC's most advanced teaching facilities. your text

Biology researchers Ishi Buffam and Mark Mitchell on the Civic Garden Center green roof.

Support Our Work
Your gift to the UCCFS supports ongoing development and research into environmental issues that impact the vital watershed ecosystem of the Ohio River Valley, and the health and vitality of our community. Meet our generous donors, and find out how you can help support our work.

News and Events

UCCFS hosted Connect with Nature Day on Saturday, June 4th, 2022. This annual event is full of exploration and learning lead by UC faculty, staff, and students.


Invasive species are taking over Ohio forests

June 15, 2022

A new botanical survey of southwest Ohio found that invasive species introduced to the United States over the past century are crowding out many native plants. They found that many species purposely introduced as landscaping plants are flourishing in the wild.


What is environmental studies?

February 18, 2022

What do you think of when you hear the word “environment?” Maybe you think of nature, your neighborhood, or the entire planet. If you thought “all the above,” you would be correct. Because the environment encompasses a broad range of contexts, environmental problems are complex and ever-changing. University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts and Sciences offers an environmental studies program that embraces creative and sustainable approaches to real-world issues of climate change, environmental justice, essential resource depletion, population growth, public health, and hunger. Rooted in academic traditions of natural and social sciences, environmental science incorporates experiential and service learning, collaborative problem solving, and meaningful interactions with environmental professionals. Students are granted strong foundational knowledge in key areas and can “speak the language” of multiple disciplines involved with environmental problem solving. Having such a breadth of knowledge allows graduates to succeed in a competitive job market.

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