DeVries Hall and Science Building
DeVries Hall was completed in 1999. This 55,000 sq ft science facility is dedicated to biology and chemistry teaching and research:
- Greenhouse, aquarium, herbarium, museums, insect-propagation room
- Integrated Scientific Research Experimental Laboratory: the ISRx.
- 10 teaching labs
- 10 research labs
- faculty and department offices
Our Science Building contains classrooms and teaching labs.
Over the past 10 years, we have invested more than $115,000 annually on biology equipment and technology, including:
- A DNA sequencer
- Fluidigm BioMark HD
- Eon Microplate Reader
Browse our biology equipment »
Our Ecosystem Preserve consists of 90 acres of temperate deciduous forest, wetlands, and nature trails. The Bunker Interpretive Center, inside the preserve, is an award-winning facility that has a number of environmentally friendly features.
- a photovoltaic array for generating electricity from sunlight
- gray water treatment system
- passive ventilation system
- native landscaping
Learn about the Eco-Preserve's program manager in "Where the wild things are"
Discover the history behind the preserve's purchase.
Herbarium and Museum
Come visit and learn about botany, herpetology, ornithology or entomology. See a plant that was collected 173 years ago by Darwin's professor. Find out about native Michigan plants and animals.
Flat Iron Lake Nature Preserve
This preserve, recently donated to Calvin College, is a property of high quality natural areas approximately 25 miles northeast of Grand Rapids.