Seminars, Meetings and Special Events at Archbold Biological Station

The Archbold Learning Center and nature trails are now open to the public, Thursdays-Sundays, from 8 AM to 5 PM. Check out our calendar for "Public Events" to attend a tour or talk!


Date Time Event Type Speaker and\or Organization Event


All seminars are on Thursdays at 3:30pm unless noted otherwise.

Refreshments will be served after Scientific and Research seminars but not intern seminars.

For further information contact the Facilities Coordinator

There are 3 categories of seminars:

  • Scientific Seminar Series are presented by distinguished special speakers and leaders in the fields of biology and related sciences discussing their most recent research projects or papers.
  • Research Seminars are presented by recent Ph.D. or Post-Doc-level students discussing research or theses papers.
  • Intern Seminars are presented by current interns involved in Archbold programs discussing independent research projects.

Special Events

Below are the special events that are open to the public. Recommended donation for Special Events: $5 per adult, $1 per child. Events start at time posted.

Types of special events at Archbold Biological Station:

  • Guided Tour Series. Explore our 7 (short distance) trails at an upcoming guided, walking tour. Public welcome. Gather at the Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center.
  • Educational Presentations. Guest lecturer discussing general research, education, and conservation topics.
  • Education Events. Planned activities for adults and children i.e. Family Nature Day
  • Conservation Events. Planned activities is association with recognized conservation efforts, i.e. National Public Lands Day, Earth Day, etc.
  • Art Events. Planned programs and/or activities associated with arts, culture and science

Note: Prior to or after an event, the public is welcome to use our picnic area adjacent to the Learning Center (bring your own picnic lunch) and enjoy the sights and sounds of the scrub with family and friends. Outdoor attire of closed-toed shoes and hat are suggested. Other items including water, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera, and binoculars are recommended.


Interested in holding your next scientific meeting, conservation seminar or workshop, or agency meeting at Archbold? You can book the Archbold facility for you own private meeting. See criteria and application required.