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1 W.K. KELLOGG BIOLOGICAL STATION 3700 East Gull Lake Drive Hickory Corners, Mich W.K. Kellogg Biological Station

2 W.K. Kellogg Biological Station KBS HISTORY Former summer estate of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg ( ) The estate, including the Manor House, was completed in 1927 At this time, W.K. also established the nearby W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary and Kellogg Farm, which he donated to Michigan State College The Kelloggs allowed the Manor House to be used as a Coast Guard training facility during World War II, and then as part of the Percy Jones Hospital The Manor House was donated to Michigan State by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation following W.K.s death in 1951

3 W.K. Kellogg Biological Station KBS NOW Michigan State Universitys largest off-campus, education complex Consists of over 3,000 acres Located between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek 65 miles from MSUs main, East Lansing campus W.K. Kellogg understood the importance of preserving the land and its resources

4 W.K. Kellogg Biological Station KBS INCLUDES: Manor House Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Farm and Dairy Center Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) field site Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) Site Academic Campus with conference center and housing Outreach Offices The nearby W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest is also associated with MSU

5 W.K. Kellogg Biological Station MANOR HOUSE Manor House Served as the summer home for W.K. Kellogg, his wife, and their visiting children and grandchildren Construction of the estate, including Carriage House, Caretakers Cottage, greenhouse, boathouse, and pagoda, was completed in 1927 Now hosts weddings and other special events, and is open most weekdays for self-guided tours

6 W.K. Kellogg Biological Station BIRD SANCTUARY Established by Kellogg in 1927 as a refuge for Canada Geese Makes up 180 acres surrounding 40-acre Wintergreen Lake Now hosts a wide variety of birds and diverse wildlife Holds unique events, walking tours, summer camps and birding field trips The Bird Sanctuary played a large role in the Trumpeter Swan restoration efforts of the 1980s

7 W.K. Kellogg Biological Station FARM PASTURE DAIRY CENTER Kellogg Farm established by W.K. in 1927 to serve as an object lesson to the people of the region in which it is located. Today the Pasture Dairy Center combines pasture- based dairy management and automatic milking technology Pasture Dairy Barn was the first livestock facility in the U.S. to receive LEED certification

8 W.K. Kellogg Biological Station GREAT LAKES BIOENERGY RESEARCH CENTER (GLBRC) The main field site for GLBRC, which also conducts research in other parts of Michigan and Wisconsin Focuses on investigating the economic viability and environmental sustainability of crops that could be used to produce cellulosic biofuels Funded through the U.S. Department of Energy

9 W.K. Kellogg Biological Station LONG-TERM ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH (LTER) SITE One of 26 LTER sites funded by the National Science Foundation KBS LTER studies the ecology of intensive field crop ecosystems and its environmental consequences Works to make agriculture more profitable and provide environmental benefits

10 W.K. Kellogg Biological Station KBS ACADEMICS Research facilities at KBS include: field, pond and computer labs; greenhouses; multiple natural habitats; academic classrooms; and the MSU Morofsky Memorial Library The Academic/Stack building also houses offices for faculty, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and project staff, as well as an auditorium

11 W.K. Kellogg Biological Station CONFERENCE CENTER Full-service conference center open all year to host meetings, conferences, seminars, training sessions and retreats Dining services available Lodging includes apartments, dorm suites, cabins and a cottage Available for rent by day or week

12 W.K. Kellogg Biological Station VISIT US ONLINE KBS is MSUs largest, off-campus education complex, consisting of over 3,000 acres

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