The major laboratory courses in environmental analytical chemistry take place in a specially designed Environmental Analytical Chemistry lab equipped with the very latest instrumentation for use in gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, high-performance liquid chromatography, Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometry, atomic absorption, diode array ultraviolet/visible spectrophotometry, as well as equipment for classical wet bench techniques.
A newly completed Environmental Biology lab provides an excellent facility for the study of aquatic as well as terrestrial ecosystems. The lab is fully equipped with a variety of instruments used in both laboratory study and field study of environmental systems.
The College Herbarium houses a reference collection of plants useful for teaching and research purposes both for students and faculty. It is also gaining national recognition as a repository for Western Newfoundland species.
The Environmental Science unit also has available, for senior project work, a Cambridge Mark IIA Stereoscan Scanning Electron microscope.
Access to a university field station in Gros Morne National Park and co-operative interaction with provincial and federal parks, environment and forestry departments provides a solid practical background for interpretation of biotic and abiotic features of the boreal forest biome.
Grenfell's location on the Bay of Islands estuary provides the opportunity for those interested in marine studies to investigate a wide variety of near shore marine environments, while an abundance of nearby ponds and lakes invite those who are interested in freshwater studies.