In addition to being an engaging place for students and faculty to explore science and the human-nature connection, the Nature Lab offers a wide range of specialized equipment and tools that allow for research and documentation of natural species and processes.

While our microscopy, computing, specialized lighting and other equipment are available for use in the lab only, students are welcome to check out a number of devices for field research, including still and video cameras, audio equipment and GPS trackers.

Find the Nature Lab Technology Training Form here.

Find check-out procedures for selected equipment here.

Find the Room Request and Reservation Form here.

Visit our Image Galleries on Flickr and Digital Commons and our Digital 3D Specimen Library on Sketchfab to see how our equipment allows us to capture, visualize, and explore nature.

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