Earth and Environmental Science Facilities

Meyer Science Center Interior Stairway

The Meyer Science Center

The Meyer Science Center is a state-of-the-art facility with 128,000 square feet of offices, laboratories, research facilities, and classrooms. Completed in 2010, the building was certified in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold standard. Meyer Science Center uses 25% less energy than the typical standard in its class which was achieved by installing an energy-recovery unit in the attic and implementing techniques such as sun shades on the south façade.  70% of the building’s energy is provided by green-e-certified renewable energy providers.  Water use has also been reduced by 41% over the baseline case by installing water-efficient fixtures and using drought-tolerant, native plants in landscaping. The Earth and Environmental Science Department includes an exploratory center, research labs, recently renovated computer labs, and an impressive array of environmental equipment. 

Analytical Instrumentation

Other Facilities and Equipment

Perry Mastodon View from First Floor

Nearby Resources

The greater Chicago area is rich in opportunities for earth and environmental service and study. Within an hour of Wheaton's campus are such world-class resources as

Chicago's extensive urban environments also provide opportunities to study the sociological dimensions of environmental issues in urban settings. These facilities and settings provide our students with close, firsthand opportunities for study, research, and service.

Wheaton College Science Station

Wheaton College Black Hills Welcome Sign

The Wheaton College Science Station, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, provides the geology program with an excellent facility to further enhance instruction and research. Learn more about the Science Station