1. Events

Tours

The Noble Research Institute offers educational tours for students (sixth grade through college) and groups interested in agriculture and plant science research. On-campus visitors learn about the Noble Research Institute's rich history in advancing agriculture, explore sections of the 800-acre Ardmore campus, and hear from researchers and agricultural experts on topics tailored to their specific groups.

Noble Academy

Noble Academy leads the institution's student educational and outreach programs in recognition that today's students are tomorrow's decision makers, consumers, agricultural producers, scientists and policymakers.

The purpose of Noble Academy is to directly engage students and instructors to improve their knowledge of agriculture and its importance to society, share the need for research to advance agriculture, and communicate the range of career opportunities in agriculture and agriculture-related research.

During tours, Noble Academy instructors use STEM-based curriculum and hands-on experiments to navigate students through the learning process.

Noble Academy offers in-class and on-campus programs for students and instructors, including:

  • Elementary (grade 5)
  • Middle school (grades 6-8)
  • High school (grades 9-12)
  • College and graduate

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Jenn Scott, educational outreach assistant, at 580-224-6216 or jmscott@noble.org.

Agricultural and
Scientific Tours

The Noble Research Institute offers tours to groups with specific interests in scientific research and agricultural programs.

Visitors can experience research first-hand by learning from scientists on topics including: applied agriculture, agronomy, cell development, genomics, plant breeding, plant-microbe interactions and plant transformation.

Agricultural experts will also help provide insight into a series of interconnected disciplines including: economics, livestock, pasture and range, specialty crops (i.e., pecans, hoop houses and backyard gardening), soils, and wildlife and fisheries.

Groups can also schedule tours of the Noble Research Institute research and demonstration farms located across southern Oklahoma.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Trisha DeLozier, event manager, at 580-224-6377 or tbdelozier@noble.org, or Danielle Pacifico, event coordinator, at 580-224-6376 or djpacifico@noble.org.

Availability is limited and tours must be requested at least eight weeks in advance of a requested date.