Faculty & Facilities

Science Building and Schrock Annex





Renovated in 1992, this facility provides modern laboratory and research facilities. Its comfortable and safe research labs are well-ventilated and well-equipped for basic research in the genetic, cellular, molecular, vertebrate, aquatic and marine areas. Take a virtual tour of the Science Building and Schrock Annex.

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center

This 1,150-acre natural area of lakes, wetlands, forests, meadows and prairies is located 30 miles south of the campus. Facilities include overnight accommodations and an environmental-education building that houses a classroom, offices and library. Opportunities are available for environmental field research through the undergraduate Maple Scholars program, as well as short-term teaching internships in environmental education. Visit the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center Web site.

Marine Biology Laboratory at Long Key, Fla.

A housing and laboratory structure provides a permanent home for GC’s marine biology program. The facility houses 18 students during an intensive experience in marine biology in the Florida Keys each May term.

Witmer Woods

Witmer Woods is an 18-acre arboretum of native shrubs and trees within walking distance of campus. Witmer Woods was acquired by Goshen College in 1941 to be used as a natural recreation area. Dr. Witmer and his students transplanted trees and shrubs to create an arboretum. This valuable resource and learning tool is a fitting tribute to one who contributed so much to identifying and preserving plant life. Find our more about Dr. S.W. Witmer and the Witmer Endowment Fund.

Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies

Goshen College is part of a network of Christian colleges that send students to the Au Sable Institute. Students can take classes in environmental studies and gain field experience that will transfer as credits to GC. Visit the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies Web site.