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Tarleton's Timberlake BFS hosts Goldthwaite students


Tuesday, November, 5, 2019

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Students from Stephany Eoff ‘s ninth-grade biology class in Goldthwaite visited Tarleton State University’s Timberlake Biological Field Station near Goldthwaite recently for some hands-on learning.

The high school students, accompanied by teachers and parent volunteers, examined water quality, sampled plant populations, and discussed common mussels and mammals that occur along the Colorado River in Mills County.

Eoff organized the event with help from administrators and teachers from Goldthwaite ISD as well as faculty from Tarleton.

The field station is on land donated in 2013 by Dr. Lamar Johanson and his wife, Marilyn. The property is used not only for research but for field trips and classes of college and public school students.

The field station represents the ecological transition between the Cross Timbers and Edwards Plateau regions of Central Texas. This “east meets west” area supports a unique mixture of species for study in research and classroom-related endeavors. It also is known for outdoor recreation such as bird watching, camping, fishing, hiking and kayaking.

To learn more about the Timberlake Biological Field Station visit

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 13,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.


Contact: Phil Riddle, News and Information Specialist

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