Off-Campus Learning

SNR believes that if you're studying natural resources, you should be out in the field working with natural resources. We feature numerous field sites throughout the state and in a variety of landscapes each designed to help our students better understand the real-world applications of the topics they discuss in class.

Nine-Mile Prairie

Nine Mile Prairie

Three hundred and ninety-two vascular plant species and over 80 species of birds have been observed on Nine-Mile Prairie, making this site an excellent space for educational opportunities related to grassland ecology and restoration science.

Gundmundsen Ranch

Gundmundsen Ranch

The Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory is located in the heart of the Nebraska Sandhills, and features animal, range, soil, veterinary, economics, entomology, geology, hydrology, forestry and wildlife projects seeking to advance our understanding of the Sandhill's ecosystem.

Barta Brothers

Barta Brothers

Featuring upland range, subirrigated meadow, wetlands, and tree resources, this ranch offers various opportunities for studying Nebraska's natural resources and terrains.

Prairie Pines

Prairie Pines

This 145-acre property has been transformed from farmland to an area of diverse woodland and grassland habitats. This site is managed by the Nebraska Forest Service

Agricultural Research and Development Center

Agricultural Research and Development Center

Row crops make up about half of the ARDC's 9,663 acres, with the balance of the site consisting of predominately cool- and warm-season pastures. Over 6,000 domestic farm animals used for research and teaching reside at the ARDC. These traits make the center an excellent research avenue for those interested in the intersection between natural resources and agriculture.

Cedar Point Biological Station

Cedar Point Biological Station

Cedar Point Biological Station (CPBS) is a field station near Lake McConaughy in western Nebraska. The Station has always focused on field based research and education.