The Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences (EEGS) classroom spaces, labs, and faculty offices span across two buildings -Weston Hall and West Science. These facilities host a combined GIS and a remote sensing lab. The lab features laptop docking stations, a wide-format plotter, and a mainframe server, as well as access to GIS and remote sensing software installed on NMU issued laptops.
The EEGS Department is involved in creating and maintaining the Outdoor Learning Area just outside the science buildings. Extending learning off-campus, faculty and students visit the Upper Peninsula’s many rivers, streams, lakes, hills, and plains, as well as NMU’s Longyear Forest, a 120-acre woodland area located a few miles from campus. Students also actively learn along the shores of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area, which is a mere 10-minute walk from campus.
Labs and Facilities
- Student accessible GIS and Remote Sensing lab (WS 3613)
- Geology research lab (WS 3708)
- Advanced geospatial research lab and Ground Penetrating Radar GPR facilities (WS 3632)
- Geography teaching labs (WS 3710 and WS 3704)
- Student resource and study room (WS 3702)
- Rock storage and cutting rooms (WS 1656)
- ESRI GIS site-licensed software packages for use on your college supplied mobile device (ArcGIS Pro; Enterprise ArcGIS Online)
- ERDAS Imagine
- Department office (3001 Weston Hall) Phone: 906-227-2500