The Environmental Science program is equipped with HACH field chemical analysis equipment, water and soil sampling equipment, and a field station for remote investigations of the Dog River Valley ecosystem. With our ICAP spectrometer lab, we conduct quantitative chemical analyses of soils and water from streams, lakes, and aquifers, while our mobile field equipment is used to collect water quality data. Geophysical tools include a gravity meter, seismograph, magnetometer, electromagnetometer, and ground penetrating radar that are used to investigate the impact of human activities on subsurface conditions. Scanning electron microscopy facilities allow for investigation of inorganic components of soils and X-ray diffractometry facilities allow for analysis of mineral deposits that preserve important records of past climate and environmental conditions. Equipment for the collection and analysis of sediment and soil is housed in the program with further analytical capabilities housed in associated programs on campus.