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REFS Woods

September 20, 2018– Northern Kentucky University’s Research and Education Field Station (REFS) will host its annual Nature Adventure Day on September 29 at 1 p.m.

REFS invites the community to spend the afternoon hiking through the St. Anne Wetlands. There will be nature activities like identifying animal tracks, understanding what lives in a pond and turtle races. Student will also have their research on display.

Nature Adventure Day is also part of the international “Take Your Child Outside” program designed to encourage children and adults to spend time together outdoors.

·      What: REFS Annual Nature Adventure Day

·      When: September 29, 1-5 p.m.

·      Where: 99 Harrison Court, Melbourne, KY 41059

REFS facility provides an operations base for a wide range of field research and 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. The REFS opened in the Spring of 2017. For more information about REFS, 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