About Us

BGSCThe School of Earth and Climate Sciences is housed in the Edward T. Bryand Global Sciences Center – a beautiful, modern building designed by our faculty for both teaching and research. Additional faculty offices and laboratory facilities are located in the adjacent Sawyer Environmental Research Center. To get here, see these directions and the campus map.

For more information, please contact:
Dianne Perro
School of Earth and Climate Sciences
5790 Bryand Global Sciences Center
Orono, ME 04469
E-mail: dianne.perro@umit.maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.2152
Fax: 207.581.2202

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geology club tripThe School of Earth and Climate Sciences conducts a balance of teaching, research and service as part of the University of Maine Land Grant and Sea Grant missions.

Our primary goal is to develop better understanding of Earth as a complex and dynamic system, including how humans interact with Earth’s environments, hazards and resources. Read more about the mission of the School of Earth and Climate Sciences.


Geology has been at UMaine since the beginning. It grew from courses being taught by professors from various departments, to a single professor teaching geology to engineers and foresters, to its own department, to generating the Climate Change Institute. Read more about the history of the School of Earth and Climate Sciences.

Geology Club

Check out the adventures of the Geology Club! From weekend hikes to big trips out West, we have a lot of fun!

Affiliated Programs

field group in front of mountainsThe School enjoys a long-lived and productive cooperation with the Climate Change Institute, with half our our faculty being jointly appointed in the Institute and several others having cooperating appointments. Below is a list of all affiliated programs.