Wheaton College keeps a collection of animals including fish, birds, rodents, lizards, turtles, amphibians and invertebrates as a valuable resource for students and Faculty interested in the areas of animal behavior, psychology, biology and neuroscience. It is managed through a collaborative effort between staff & student Caretakers, and Faculty & student researchers.
Outfitted with one-way glass window, closed circuit video recording, and computer-aided video tracking.
Fluorescent microscopes with full video and still-photo imaging.
Behavioral Testing Equipment
Including Morris water maze, radial arm maze, open fields, T-maze, elevated plus maze.
Cell Culture Room
Wax-impregnation technologies and freezing microtome; computer-aided image analysis.
Stereotaxic instruments, Grass Instruments polygraph recorders, bioamplifiers, stimulators, and lesion-makers; B&K real-time oscilloscopes; MacLab system virtual oscilloscopes and electrophysiological recording instruments.
Documented and state-protected vernal pool; multi-acre undeveloped woodlot, mapped arboretum; close proximity to Capron Park Zoo, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Norton Town Conservancy land.
GC Mass Spectroscopy
The list of available equipment continues to grow, as Wheaton successfully competes for grants for math and science equipment.