Register for the KOFS-KSNH Joint Meeting at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Feb 28-29th!

Spr 2020 Agenda as Image III

The winter/spring joint meeting of the Kentucky Organization of Field Stations and the Kentucky Society of Natural History will be held across Friday-Saturday, 28-29 Feb 2020 this year. Friday activities will begin in the early afternoon at Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, and transition to Raven Run Nature Sanctuary by dinner time and remain at that venue for the remainder of the event. Paid registration includes Friday night pizza dinner, Saturday morning cold breakfast, and a Saturday sandwich lunch. Registration has closed! Online payments can be made here (or pay via check on site)!

Mark Your Calendars – Feb 2020 Meeting Details!

The early spring meeting for KOFS will be held at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, in Fayette County, from 28-29 of February 2020. 


Events at this meeting will include the informal dinner, reception, and fireside chats on Friday evening, primitive camping that night, and principal meeting activities taking place on Saturday. Key topics will be decided by the KOFS membership in the coming weeks, with decisions made at the upcoming 2019 meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science! Bring your ideas with you to the KOFS business meeting, to be held at the KAS meeting starting at 9:30. Check the KAS program for location specifics!


We are excited to announce the annual meeting of the Kentucky Organization of Field Stations will take place March 1st and 2nd at the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest! Activities kick off Friday with an optional Jim Beam Distillery tour at 3pm, followed by a pizza dinner, video presentation and campfire discussion at Bernheim’s Bean House in the evening. Saturday morning Andrew Berry, forest manager of Bernheim, will provide an overview of the field station and lead a hike.  The core meeting will take place at the Bernheim Visitor’s Center. Following the hike we will hear from several guest speakers, who will discuss a number of exciting research and collaboration opportunities. At lunch, we will feature posters of work at KOFS member stations. Students or field station partners interested in sharing a poster should indicate this on the registration form. This is a great way to share your findings and have meaningful discussions with others from across Kentucky!

Please see the meeting agenda and registration form linked in this blog post. Free lodging is available at the Berneim Bean House, but limited to 10 people (reservations will be filled based on receipt of the registration form). Camping is also an option at Bernheim, or overnight accommodations can be made on your own in nearby Shepherdsville, KY.

Please return the registration form to KOFS secretary, Kelly Watson ( by Monday, February 25th. Look for logistics, directions, and additional information as the meeting draws near. If you have questions, please feel free to email! We look forward to seeing you!

Access the KOFS Meeting Agenda Here!

Access KOFS_Meeting_Registration_2019 here!

Upcoming Meeting at Bernheim Forest, 1-2 March 2019

The annual meeting of the Kentucky Organization of Field Stations (KOFS) will take place at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest on March 1 and 2. Activities begin with a pizza dinner followed by a video presentation and/or campfire discussion the evening of March 1. Saturday morning Andrew Berry, forest manager of Bernheim, will provide an overview of the field station and lead a hike after breakfast. Mid-morning business discussions will include summaries of recent efforts related to outreach, education, and research. This year’s featured speakers are Michaela Rogers and Shelby Fulton, of Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves respectively, who will discuss pollinator monitoring and conservation in the state. Presentations of student research conducted at KOFS member stations will follow lunch, and the meeting will conclude at approximately 5:00 PM following discussions of any new business. The meeting is open to any interested individuals and organizations.

More information regarding registration will be added to this page blog post as the date draws closer!