Home of the Llano River Field Station and the Outdoor Learning Center, Texas Tech University at Junction captivates visitors of all ages with its scenic beauty, pristine spring-fed river, nature trails and wildlife.
About the Center at Junction
The Texas Tech Center at Junction, acquired in 1971, is the home to the Llano River Field Station and the Outdoor Learning Center, with emphasis on natural resource and watershed engagement, research and literacy, and environmental education in the Texas Hill Country.About ➤
Summer Academic Programs in Junction
The center at Junction offers Texas Tech University courses in two 15-day sessions. Students can earn 3-4 credit hours in course offerings such as Field Ecology, Photography, Herpetology, Mammalogy, Ornithology, Geography and Techniques.Course Listings ➤
Llano River Field Station
Texas Tech University Center at Junction is home to the Llano River Field Station. Established in June of 2002, the field station provides a laboratory and classroom environment for undergraduate and graduate students from numerous universities, institutes, and public schools.Llano River Field Station ➤
As the largest inland field station in Texas, the national award-winning staff and faculty find themselves ideally situated, making it possible to conduct and coordinate research in a wide array of areas.
- exotic species
- range management
- natural resources
- ecological restoration
- environmental education
Outdoor Learning Center
The Outdoor Learning Center (OLC) provides STEM-based curriculum that incorporates hands-on, inquiry based learning aligned with the state-mandated curriculum that teaches K-12 students science through use of the outdoor environment.Outdoor Learning Center ➤
The experience proved to me that students do want to get off their internet devices and out of their textbooks - they want to get their hands dirty and their feet wet. This experience changed how I see students doing science.
Dr. Tammy Shepherd AP Environmental Science, Tahoka, HS