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Science Education Center Staff

College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Mary Carol Pomatto, Dean

Department Chairs/Interim Chairs
Dr. Dixie Smith, Biology
Dr. Petar Dvornic, Chemistry
Dr. David Kuehn, Physics

Dr. Cynthia Ford, Biology
Dr. Irene Zegar, Chemistry
Dr. Charles Blatchley, Physics

Assisting Faculty
Dr. Dixie Smith, Biology
Dr. Carolyn Fehrenbach, Teaching and Leadership
Kathleen Spillman, Teaching and Leadership


About Nature Reach

  • Nature Reach is an outreach program of Pittsburg State University's Biology Department and is part of the Department's Life Science Education Program. Nature Reach is supported by fees, grants, and donations.

  • Our mission is to help educate residents of the four state region about the natural history of this area, as well as local and global environmental issues.

  • To accomplish this, we provide outreach programs to surrounding schools and communities, and campus tours of our natural history collections.

  • We conduct teacher in-service workshops using nationally recognized materials from Project WILD, Project WILD Aquatic, Project Learning Tree, and Project WET, or we can customize a workshop for your group or site.

  • If you find an abandoned or injured wild animal in this area, contact the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism at (620)231-3173.  You can also click on the link below.

  • Download our 2016-2017 Program Brochure

 Nature Reach relocates during 2014 summer renovation of Heckert-Wells

Critter migration comes with habitat renovation (Morning Sun)

Biology Department moving for summer renovations (The Collegio)


Pitt State's Nature Reach Program


PSU Nature Reach Day Camp!


Gorilla Spotlight: Delia Lister

Visit the Nature Reach homepage for more information