The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, found in the West Quadrangle Building, includes classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices, and seven research laboratories. There are also graduate assistants, a seminar room, a computer classroom with 32 computers, and a computer facility with digital equipment for instructional uses.

The department has standard water and soil sampling instruments available for field work along with standard air quality instruments. Bracken Library, a science library, and a departmental library are also available to students and faculty.

Ball State University has five natural areas totaling more than 300 acres which are managed as part of the Field Station and Environmental Education Center (FSEEC): Christy Woods, Cooper-Skinner Field Area, Ginn Woods, Hults Environmental Learning Center and the Miller Wildlife Area. The Hults Environmental Learning Center is often used for environmental education programs with local elementary schools led by department graduate students and undergraduate volunteers. Classes also visit quarries, farms, water and wastewater treatment plants, industries, sanitary landfills, Prairie Creek Reservoir, and the White River for field trip activities.

Analytic equipment available to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management

In addition to the basic equipment for teaching, research equipment includes:

  • Mass spectrometer
  • Liquid and gas chromatography
  • Time domain reflectrometry
  • Soil water desorption device
  • Tension infiltrometers
  • O2, CO, and CO2 analyzers
  • Particle size analyzer
  • Air flow calibrator, dataloggers
  • Automated weather station
  • High pressure liquid chromatograph
  • Liquid fraction collector
  • Atomic absorption spectrophotometer
  • Ion chromatograph
  • Scanning UV-visible spectrophotometer
  • Total carbon analyzer
  • Total nitrogen analyzers
  • Indoor air quality equipment
  • Stream monitoring equipment
  • Soil instruments
  • Water quality devices

Outside the department

University Libraries 
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Lab 
Field Station and Environmental Education Center (FSEEC)
NREM Computer Facilities