Bowdoin has high-tech facilities for both teaching and researching the earth and oceanographic sciences.

Roux Center for the Environment

EOS research and teaching laboratories are housed in Bowdoin’s LEED-Platinum certified Roux Center for the Environment. 

The building has a green roof with a terrace, faculty offices and research labs, classrooms, meeting rooms and common spaces, and a glass auditorium called "The Lantern" for performances, community forums, social gatherings, and talks.

Read more about the opening of the Roux Center for the Environment

Roux Center exterior
Roux Center lantern space
Hallway with student on computer and another student inside glassed classroom
Interior Roux Center glass hallway
Phil Camil with students in  science classroom

Schiller Coastal Studies Center

Bowdoin’s Schiller Coastal Studies Center supports hands-on education, training, and research by providing access to the ocean, research vessels, and a laboratory to conduct experiments. Local seawater conditions are monitored at the center’s pier, while the Bowdoin Buoy provides continuous monitoring of Harpswell Sound.

Schiller Coastal Studies Center aeriel view
Schiller Coastal Studies Living and Learning Center
Michele Lavigne in marine laboratory at Schiller Coastal Studies Center
Interior of Schiller Coastal Studies living and learning center
Dock at the Schiller Coastal Studies Center