HMC biology students have access to facilities belonging to or affiliated with The Claremont Colleges.
The Robert J. Bernard Biological Field Station
Located just across the street from the Olin building, the 85-acre Bernard Field Station contains grassland and riparian habitats, a former citrus orchard now undergoing succession back to native vegetation, an artificial lake, vernal pools and one of the largest remaining parcels of Coastal Sage Scrub in Los Angeles County. The BFS serves as outdoor laboratory for HMC courses and research projects.
The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Located adjacent to the Bernard Biological Field Station, the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) has excellent facilities for research and education in systematic and evolutionary botany. DNA sequencing for HMC classes and research projects is carried out on the Garden’s ABI3100 Automated Fluorescent DNA analysis system. The RSABG offers a graduate program in Botany in cooperation with the Claremont Graduate University. HMC students may take courses and carry out research projects at the Garden.
Seeley G. Mudd Science Library
Biology books and journals for The Claremont Colleges are primarily located in the Mudd Science Library on the Pomona College campus, at the corner of College Avenue and 7th Street. The library also houses collections in astronomy, chemistry, geology, mathematics and physics.