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Raystown Field Station Sponsors Open House

(Posted September 7, 2000)

Juniata College?s Field Station at Raystown Lake will be sponsoring its 3rd annual Open House on Sunday, Sept. 10. An assortment of activities are planned for children and adults alike including hikes, tours of the field station, a cook-out, ice cream making, and a program on the Native American history of the Raystown Lake Area.

Juniata College, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers established the Raystown Field Station in 1974 to provide special opportunities for environmental research and education. The Field Station provides facilities for local high school students and Juniata College students to study nature with fewer disturbances and greater flexibility. The 365-acre reserve lies in the valley and ridge province of the Appalachian Mountains and offers visitors access to the numerous aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems that inhabit the area. The main facility of the Raystown Field Station is a remodeled 18th century farmhouse, complete with 14 beds and a fully equipped modern kitchen.

Transportation and dinner at the Field Station Open House will be free of charge. Vans will be stationed in front of Ellis Hall on the Juniata College campus beginning at 1 p.m. to transport people to and from the field station until 8 p.m. that evening. Directions can also be requested if individuals wish to go in their own vehicles.

Interested participants should contact Chuck Yohn, director of the Raystown Field Station, at yohn@juniata.edu or 641-3572.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.