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NKU’s “Talk & Walk” Nature Series Continues

REFS Trees

July 18, 2018– Northern Kentucky University’s Research and Education Field Station (REFS) continues its “Talk & Walk” nature series with Trees at NKU REFS on Thursday, July 19.

Dr. Maggie Whitson will discuss the basics of identifying different trees and share the biology and organisms that are associated with each tree. NKU’s REFS facility provides scholars an operations base for a wide range of field research and offers students across disciplines opportunities for field-oriented curricula, independent research and close interactions with professionals.

REFS is located adjacent to and facilitates the use of 155 acres of St. Anne Woods and Wetlands Natural Area, a conservation easement on and near the Ohio River.

·      What: Trees at NKU REFS

·      When: July 19, 7-9 p.m.

·      Where: 99 Harrison Court, Melbourne, KY 41059

Events are scheduled every other Thursday evening through August. While the event is free, REFS requests a donation of $10. For more information, click here.

About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit