Directions

The Nicholas School of the Environment is headquartered in the Levine Science Research Center (LSRC), an interdisciplinary research facility situated on Research Drive on Duke University's West Campus in Durham, N.C. The building includes state-of-the-art classrooms, student computer clusters, an advanced computing laboratory specializing in the analysis of geospatial data, and research laboratories and instrumentation supporting both teaching and research for the programs offered by the school. This building also is the home of the School's Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy.

The school's Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences occupies the newly renovated laboratories in the Old Chemistry Building on the West Campus near Duke Chapel.

Fully equipped modern teaching and research facilities for the ocean sciences are available at the Duke University Marine Laboratory, the school's coastal campus, which is headquarters for the Division of Marine Science and Conservation. The Duke Marine Lab is situated on Pivers Island on the coast of North Carolina, only 150 yards across the channel from the historic town of Beaufort. It is home to two research vessels and a flotilla of small boats for student education and research.

The Duke Forest, an important resource for Nicholas School students and faculty, comprises 8,000 acres of land, lying primarily in two counties adjacent to the Duke University campus. A variety of ecosystems, forest cover types, plant species, soils, topography, and past land-use conditions are represented within its boundaries. With its long-term records of forest cover, the Duke Forest is a resource for studies related to forest ecosystems and the environment that is unequaled at any other university.

Directions

FROM THE EAST

Take I-40 West toward Durham. Take Exit 279B (NC147 North/Durham Freeway) into the city. After going through downtown Durham, exit at Fulton Street. Go under the highway and take a left at the stoplight. Take a right on Erwin Road. Take a left onto Research Drive. (These distances are all very short - less than 1/4 mile). The Levine Science Research Center is the long ivory-colored building on your right.

FROM THE WEST

Take I-85 North into Durham. Get off at Exit 170 (NC751/Duke University). At stoplight, take a right onto 751 South. Go several miles through Duke Forest. Go through the intersection with US 15-501 and turn left onto Erwin Road. Proceed to the third stoplight and turn right onto Research Drive. The Levine Science Research Center is the long ivory-colored building on your right.

FROM THE NORTH

Take I-85 South into Durham. After passing the Hillandale Road sign, get in the left lane and watch for a split in the highway. Exit I-85 by taking the US15-501 Bypass towards Chapel Hill. Exit at the NC751/Duke University sign. At the stoplight, take a left onto Cameron Boulevard. Go to the second stoplight and turn left onto Erwin Road. Proceed to the third stoplight and turn right onto Research Drive. The Levine Science Research Center is the long ivory-colored building on your right.

FROM THE SOUTH

Take I-85 North into Durham. Get off at Exit 170 (NC751/Duke University). At stoplight, take a right onto 751 South. Go several miles through Duke Forest. Go through the intersection with US 15-501 and turn left onto Erwin Road. Proceed to the third stoplight and turn right onto Research Drive. The Levine Science Research Center is the long ivory-colored building on your right.

FROM RALEIGH-DURHAM AIRPORT

Take airport exit, continuing to intersection with I-40. Take I-40 West toward Durham. Take Exit 279B (NC147 North/Durham Freeway) into the city. After going through downtown Durham, exit at Fulton Street. Go under the highway and take a left at the stoplight. Take a right onto Erwin Road. Take a left onto Research Drive. (These distances are all very short - less than 1/4 mile). The Levine Science Research Center is the long ivory-colored building on your right.


Please note: Parking on campus for visitors is very limited. A parking garage is located next to the Bryan University Center on Science Drive, and metered parking is located throughout campus. Any individual who parks in a pay station lot or at a meter must pay the appropriate fee for the time their vehicle is parked. Rates, maximum time allowed and hours of operation are displayed on each meter and pay station.