Field Station at Thomas More College

The Lodge has received L.E.E.D.-certification in Green Design and is recognized as an environmentally-friendly building. It provides an educational resource in green design and operation for Thomas More's environmental science program and related majors. The housing component of the facility satisfies the previous demands to host a growing number of student interns in the summer.

Mission of the Field Station

To educate students and visitors about the ecology of the Ohio River and surrounding watershed, to engage students about the value and worth of the watershed, to empower students to make a positive impact on the Ohio River and the environment around them and to offer students research opportunities on the ecology and uses of the Ohio River.

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About the Education Center & Lodge

The Education Center & Lodge is a state-of-the-art, multipurpose facility that is an ideal location for overnight activities, workshops, corporate retreats and social events. Completed in 2012, the Lodge captures the look and feel of the original cottages while providing modern amenities and a variety of environmental features. The building received L.E.E.D. certification by the U.S. Department of Energy as an environmental-friendly, green building.

Amenities include

  • Meeting space, complete with a smart classroom,
  • Living areas,
  • A full kitchen,
  • Four restrooms,
  • Twelve dorm rooms and
  • A spacious front porch that overlooks the Ohio River and other outdoor social areas.

Use of the Lodge

Outside groups of all kinds are welcome to rent the Lodge for their use. In the past, businesses, churches, schools, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies and private families have utilized the facility for a wide variety of events.

The cost to rent the Lodge is nominal.

Daylong Rental: $100-$300/day depending on the size of the group & activities involved
Overnight Stay: $25/night/person


To make a reservation for use of the field station and its facilities:

Chris N. Lorentz, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences
Director of the Center for Ohio River Research and Education
859-344-3373 |

Where is the Lodge located?

The Lodge is located at the Biology Field Station is on the banks of the Ohio River (RM 451) in Campbell County, approximately 30 minutes east of the main Thomas More College campus and downtown Cincinnati, OH.

The street address is: 8330 Mary Ingles Highway, California, KY 41007.