The Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department’s classroom space, labs and faculty offices are located in the two buildings that make up the Seaborg Science Complex: New Science and West Science. This state-of-the-art facility plays host to a geographic information systems and a remote sensing lab with laptop docking stations, printers, a wide-format plotter and a mainframe server. Northern’s Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department is home to a collection of more than 75,000 map items.
Extending learning off campus, the department makes use of the Upper Peninsula’s many rivers, streams, lakes, hills and plains, as well as NMU’s Longyear Forest, a 120-acre woodland area located within a few miles of campus. Students also actively learn along the shores of Lake Superior, the largest fresh water lake in the world in terms of surface area, which is located a mere 10-minute walk from campus.