aerial view of CPBS campus

Alex Wiles


Cedar Point Times issue 6, April 2023

Dr. John DeLong has a newsletter up for you! Check out a few projects around campus, plus how art and science meet!

The University of Nebraska's Cedar Point Biological Station (CPBS) is a field research facility and experiential classroom. CPBS is located off campus in western Nebraska, near Lake McConaughy and the city of Ogallala. The station sits in the heart of the western high plains near the juncture of tall grass and short grass prairie, on the south edge of the Sandhills and the North Platte River valley. The success of the Cedar Point Experience draws on the wide variety of local habitats with an abundance and diversity of flora and fauna.

Cedar Point Biological Station is part of Nebraska's School of Biological Sciences and is open for research and educational activities from approximately May 1st to August 15th and for individual events through mid October. We offer over 900 acres of UNL owned Prairie and redcedar-filled canyons, comfortable housing, dining facilities during the summer field season, a library, classroom spaces, research labs, WiFi, and a friendly, inviting atmosphere which leads to regular collaborations among our users. Each summer the School of Biological Sciences offers eight experience-based field courses in biology that focus on student-based research.

This video was created for us by Justin Hicklin during the 2018 ARTP 383 class which focused on storytelling. This class is part of a cooperative effort between CPBS and the art department to merge art and science called Art at Cedar Point. See more of his experiences at his YouTube channel.

CPBS is open for research year-round. Outside of the summer season, we maintain lab space and housing with a kitchen access for up to 12 persons. Cedar Point is viable for more than just biology; there is easy access to spectacular Oligocene, Miocene, and Pliocene outcrops and associated paleontological materials. Ask and we will try our best to help you set up a project. We look forward to seeing you!