Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University

Facilities and Field Sites


The Biology Department is thrilled to have taken occupancy of its new labs and classrooms in the new Mark Jefferson Science Complex. The 90 million dollar renovation and expansion project was completed in August 2012. The facility includes:

  • New Biology Teaching Labs
    • Two Anatomy & Physiology Labs
    • One Botany Lab
    • One Ecology Lab
    • Five Introductory Biology Labs
    • One Microbiology Lab
    • Two Molecular/Cellular Biology Labs
    • Two Science Education Labs
    • One Tissue Culture Lab
    • One Zoology Lab
  • Animal Museum
  • Electron Microscopy Facility
  • Herbarium
  • Plant Growth Chamber Facility
  • Radioactivity Laboratory
  • State-of-the-art Research Labs designed to accomodate our diverse research programs
  • Support space for our teaching and research operations
  • Terrestrial and Aquatic Research Facility (greenhouse)

Field Sites

  • Kresge Environmental Education Center at Fish Lake

    Fish Lake is located in central Michigan, near Lapeer, within commuting distance of Detroit, Ypsilanti, Toledo, Windsor, Ann Arbor, Flint, Pontiac, Port Huron and Saginaw. It is 90 miles from the Eastern Michigan University campus (approximate driving time is one hour and 45 minutes).

    The Fish Lake field station, nestled within 240 acres of fields, woodlands, and wetlands and adjacent to the 5,070-acre Lapeer State Game Area, provides an extraordinary diversity of ecological communities and habitats characteristic of southern and central Michigan. Student facilities include classrooms, laboratories, and a dormitory for students who choose to reside at the station during academic sessions. A modern dining hall provides meals for both resident and day students. The fee for overnight stay is $10 per night. Meal charges vary from $7 to $10 per meal.

  • Parsons Center
  • The Jean Noble Parsons Center for the Study of Art and Science is an interdisciplinary educational center and natural area located in rural Benzie County, Mich. The Center sits on 86 acres, consisting of mostly natural woodland and marsh, with Parsons Lake in the center of the property. The Center is the legacy of the late Jean Parsons, renowned sculptor and potter, and is run jointly by the Departments of Art, Biology and Psychology at Eastern Michigan University.