Valdosta - A South Georgia university is expanding its educational resources.
Valdosta State University is using 140 acres of land as an outdoor laboratory. The plot worth $224,000 was donated by the J.S. Plowden family.
Professors say its an ideal spot for scientific research.
"For those students who are oriented towards the field based courses, its a great chance to look at various habitats, study and understand them, and conduct research," said David Bechler, Biology Professor.
The land has been named VSU's Plowden Field Station. It will be used by the college's Biology, Physics, Astronomy, and Geoscience departments.