Reintroducing Reller Prairie

Photo Credit: Reller Prairie sign. Photo courtesy of Craig Chandler.
Reller Prairie sign. Photo courtesy of Craig Chandler.
Tue, 10/18/2022 - 11:41

The School of Global Integrative Studies (SGIS) and the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) have transformed a long-forgotten University of Nebraska property into our newest "campus” for course offerings, Reller Prairie Field Station (RPFS). Think Cedar Point Biological Station (CPBS) without the residential component and about 30 minutes away from campus.

On Monday, October 17, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) advising team, Explore Center, Career Services, and Academic Navigators had a tour and discussion with the director of SGIS, Sophia Perdikaris, about the potential of Reller Prairie as an experiential learning site for students campus-wide.

A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at RPFS Friday, October 21 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. with special guests Chancellor Ronnie Green, Executive Vice Chancellor Katherine Ankerson, and Dean Mark Button. Other participants may include school and unit donors, alumni, Alumni and Friends Advisory Board members, the Office of Global Strategies, and CAS leaders, faculty, and staff.

Schedule of Events for October 21

2:30 p.m.: Ribbon cutting at the main gate

  • Chancellor Ronnie Green
  • EVC Katherine Ankerson
  • Dean Mark Button

2:45 p.m.: Walk to ceremony site

2:45 p.m.: Blessing

  • Mr. Dwight Howe, Director of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office for the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska

2:50 p.m.: Remarks

  • Sophia Perdikaris, Director, SGIS
  • Mike Herman, Director, SBS
  • Chancellor Ronnie Green
  • Dean Mark Button

3:30 p.m.: Cake cutting at the field house

Walking tours to archaeology and forensics sites with students to close the day

Contact Sophia Perdikaris at with questions.