Situated along the Chester River in the historic Custom House, the Center for Environment & Society provides space for meetings, conferences and classes.
- Faculty, staff, and student office space
- Library and meeting rooms
- Graphic design and publishing capabilities
- GIS work stations
- Variety of field equipment
Located in the Custom House along the Chester River, the Public Archaeology Laboratory provides space for students and community volunteers to research historic materials and process artifacts recovered from the Eastern Shore region.
- Field equipment for terrestrial and underwater archaeology
- Wet and dry lab facilities
- Lab equipment (microscope, scales, etc)
- Cesium gradiometer (Geometrics G-858)
- Marine cesium magnetometer (Geometrics G-881)
- Side scan sonar (Imagenex 885/858 digital sonar, 350 kHz)
- RoxSwath multibeam acoustic seabed classification system
- Survey-grade marine and terrestrial GPS
- Survey laptops with HyPack hydrographic survey software
- Portable generator and support equipment
GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. GIS is a computerized mapping system that stores, displays and analyzes any type of data that has a geographic location.
- 15 GIS work stations with latest software
- Server system
- Color plotters and laser printers
- Large format scanner and plotter
- Mobile classroom with 15 GIS laptops
- Survey grade Global Positioning Systems
- 10 handheld GPS units for research
- Comprehensive environmental and natural resource databases
The Callinectes was built for Washington College in 2010 and is designed for teaching and research on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
- 46 ft custom research vessel built in 2010
- 505 hp diesel - C-9 Caterpillar
- Full electronics and navigation systems
- Onboard generator
- Full cabin heat and a/c
- Suite of instruments for estaurine research
Workshops and Seminars
Center workshops help students with:
- Career planning and job searches
- Preparing for graduate studies
- Grant and proposal writing
- Specialized training (sonar and acoustic sensing, GIS, water quality testing, etc.)
- Developing career networks
For information on CES programs and initiatives, or tours of the Custom House (located at 101 S. Water Street, Chestertown MD 21620), please contact email@example.com or 410-810-7161.