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Beyond the Classroom

Your education as an undergraduate major or graduate student in our department is a culmination of experiences- some in a classroom, some in a laboratory, some outdoors, and some in a social setting. On this page, you'll find links to information about a variety of organizations, projects, and research going on in the Department of Environmental Science.

Lake Waco Wetlands
This 180-acre wetland provides a rich environment for the development of a great many species such as amphibians, birds, insects and mammals. Wetlands are among the most biologically productive ecosystems in the world and are often compared to tropical rainforests and coral reefs in the diversity of species they support.

Baylor Wastewater Research Program
This research program collaborates with the Agriculture Extension Service and is funded by the Texas On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research Council. The program studies a submerged-bed constructed wetland using the American National Standards Institute/National Sanitation Foundation Standard 40 criteria.

Baylor Experimental Aquatic Research Facility
The intention of the BEAR facility is to bridge the gap between field observations, which represent the habitat of interest but may be influenced by many interacting chemicals or other aquatic stressors simultaneously, and laboratory or small field experiments, which allow for control of environmental variables yet are too small and unrepresentative of natural conditions to be realistic.


Cameron Park

Cameron Park Site showcases joint research between Baylor University and the City of Waco on the Brazos and Bosque River Corridor Plan, the Cameron Park Zoo, and Baylor student research.

  • The Department of Environmental Science in cooperation with other Baylor programs has sponsored a number of student research projects, including masters' thesis projects in Cameron Park. Environmental Sciences laboratory courses utilize Cameron Park as a study site.
  • This web page provides access to educational materials developed for Baylor students and for the public, and to scientific data related to the Park and to the Brazos and Bosque River corridor.
  • In addition, this website posts faculty authored articles, student authored theses and management plans, and documents prepared by government agencies.


SCRES
Baylor Society for Conversations in Religion, Ethics, and Science (Baylor SCRES) is a society dedicated to stimulating disciplined and thoughtful conversations between the many branches of science and different religious perspectives and faiths. The Baylor Society pursues a wide variety of interfaces including cosmological, ethical, and social perspectives. The Society has current projects on the origins of time and the universe, on medical ethics and in environment and society.