ENVS facilities support applied student learning in the 30-computer Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) with a complete suite of state-of-the-art GIS, cartography, and remote sensing software, GPS receivers, and extensive local data sets. Facilities also include the map library, the planning studio, and the environmental education lab. Experiential learning is emphasized in many of our programs--taking students into the field where they apply their skills and knowledge to current problems. Student work has received recognition from national and statewide organizations for exceptional problem-solving solutions that use geographic information systems and computer-aided design.
The Department of Environmental Studies is affiliated with two research institutes:
These institutes support and promote Western's instructional and research programs in the environmental sciences. They also provide access to laboratory facilities, instruction and specialized research equipment for Huxley students and others.