The Department of Biological Sciences Herrick Conservatory supports teaching and research in the department, and provides a showplace of botanical diversity for the university at large. The conservatory is named for emeritus faculty members Dr. J Arthur and Margaret Herrick because of their long-standing support for the department. The facility is divided into several rooms that provide specialized growth conditions for a permanent plant collection used in teaching and instruction. In addition to two large sunken areas that house tree-sized individuals, there are rooms for cacti and succulents, ferns and other humidity loving plants, carnivorous plants, and general tropical collections. The conservatory also houses research space for faculty and students in the Department of Biological Sciences.
The collections manager is Ms. Melissa Davis (330-672-2469). The Conservatory is attached to the north side of Cunningham Hall and is open weekdays from 9-5 and members of the university community are invited to visit.