Located on the 4th floor rooftop of the Mars Center for Science & Technology, the Wheaton College Greenhouse serves as a teaching collection featuring plants spanning a wide range of taxonomic diversity, ecological adaptations and economic importance. The greenhouse is also used as a research facility for student and faculty experiments and as a living collection for public outreach.
In addition to four climate-controlled rooms, the greenhouse also contains four reach-in growth chambers.
Past student research in the greenhouses and growth chambers includes:
- Plant response to fertilizers and light intensity
- Genetic inheritance in consecutive generations
- Dormant wetland seed germination
- Cross pollination of Rapid-Cycling Brassica strains
- Algae growth in different pH environments
- Bean growth with Tobacco Mosaic Virus
- Growth of albino corn for genetics studies
- Seed bank studies
Alumni, students, staff, faculty and off-campus groups are welcome to tour the greenhouse.
For more information on the greenhouse contact Prof. Scott Shumway at firstname.lastname@example.org.