The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, found in the West Quadrangle Building, includes classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices, and seven research laboratories. There are also graduate assistants, a seminar room, a computer classroom with 32 computers, and a computer facility with digital equipment for instructional uses.
The department has standard water and soil sampling instruments available for field work along with standard air quality instruments. Bracken Library, a science library, and a departmental library are also available to students and faculty.
Ball State University has five natural areas totaling more than 300 acres which are managed as part of the Field Station and Environmental Education Center (FSEEC): Christy Woods, Cooper-Skinner Field Area, Ginn Woods, Hults Environmental Learning Center and the Miller Wildlife Area. The Hults Environmental Learning Center is often used for environmental education programs with local elementary schools led by department graduate students and undergraduate volunteers. Classes also visit quarries, farms, water and wastewater treatment plants, industries, sanitary landfills, Prairie Creek Reservoir, and the White River for field trip activities.
In addition to the basic equipment for teaching, research equipment includes:
University Libraries GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Lab Field Station and Environmental Education Center (FSEEC)NREM Computer Facilities
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