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Environmental Science


Around Campus

Cofrin Center for Biodiversity

Students wishing to gain hands-on field experiences have access to the Cofrin Arboretum on campus, several natural areas in the region, the University Herbarium, and the Richter Natural History Museum. The latter two facilities will soon be moving into new and expanded space. A variety of equipment is available for environmental measurements and monitoring. Much more information can be found on the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity website.

Computer Labs

Environmental Science students have access to modern computer facilities which are continually upgraded. Computing software resources emphasizing geographic information systems (GIS) and mathematical modeling and statistical analysis tools also are available. In addition to general access computer laboratories, students can also use two science-dedicated computer laboratories.

Laboratory Facilities

Laboratory instrumentation enhances student opportunities to perform chemical analyses which are important in environmental monitoring. Such instrumentation includes mass spectrometers, infrared and visible-ultraviolet spectrophotometers, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, gas-liquid chromatographs and high performance liquid chromatographs. In addition to opportunities to monitor air and surface-water quality, the three wells have been drilled on campus specifically for the purpose of creating opportunities to monitor ground water.

Environmental Management Business Institute

The Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) was established in August 2008, and helps strengthen UW-Green Bay’s leadership position in the promotion of environmental awareness and eco-friendly initiatives. The establishment of the EMBI is a step in the evolution of UW-Green Bay’s historic mission of studying environmental issues and developing solutions to problems; solutions that recognize the critical interconnections between science, policy and business, and the social contexts within which they occur.


  • Great Lakes Information Network. A partnership that provides one place online for people to find information relating to the Great Lakes region of North America.
  • The Student Conservation Association. The SCA provides people the opportunity to serve and protect our nation's valuable national parks, forests and urban communities. Information on internships, employment, and volunteer opportunities can be found here.
  • Online resource and student advocacy of degree options and careers in environmental studies and sciences.
  • EnviroLink. A non-profit organization and a grassroots online community that unites hundreds of organizations and volunteers around the world with millions of people in more than 150 countries. EnviroLink is dedicated to providing you with the most comprehensive, up-to-date environmental resources available.
  • US Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA is a great resource for Environmental Science majors.
  • US Fish & Wildlife. The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
  • Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Services. To protect and enhance our Natural Resources, To provide a clean environment, To insure the right of all Wisconsin citizens to use and enjoy them, and to consider the future.