Tours of Cedar Point

We are very proud of the facilities of Cedar Point and the contributions made to the understanding of the natural world as a result of the education and research carried out here.

Field stations are the leading edge to confronting issues and unlocking the secrets of nature and we play a vital role in this process for our region and the world. We are happy to give former students as well as group tours of the station and share our mission with them.

Due to the presence of sensitive biological research, both Cedar Point grounds and Arapaho Prairie are open to the public only through prior arrangements. Collecting and hunting are prohibited as this may cause damage to one of the experiments.

In general much of Cedar Point Biological Station is not open to the public on a daily basis.  Mostly this is to protect a range of research areas and plots that are used for a wide variety of research interests.  Cedar Point has a typical student and researcher population during the summer season of 55 to 75 people so we do not in reality lock down the slightly less than 1000 acres as a high security area.

In June and July 8 AM every Saturday morning we do open the white gate to the public and offer a tour of Cedar Point.  What is actually on the tour typically depends on who shows up and what they would like to see.  Some are more oriented toward a nature walk or a full tour of the research areas, buildings, etc.

To schedule a tour contact

Cedar Point Biological Station Associate Director

Jon Garbisch
402-472-5977 Academic Year
308-284-6501 Summer (mid-May to mid-August)
cpbs2@unl.edu

 

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