Hydrogeology Field Course Site

  • Asylum Lake
  • Students explore the Asylum Lake Preserve
  • Lily pads at Asylum Lake
  • Asylum Lake path through wooded area
  • A cattail at Asylum Lake

The Hydrogeology Field Course conducts the majority of its field work at Western Michigan University's Asylum Lake Preserve. In addition, we often travel to sites throughout lower Michigan to conduct site investigations. Over the past several decades, the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences has developed and maintained field study sites at the Asylum Lake property for course work and advanced graduate study.

Asylum Lake

This map indicates several of the Hydrogeology Field Courses field test sites located on the Asylum Lake Property. The Asylum Lake Property is near the WMU main campus and across from WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Asylum Lake Map