Biology facilities include a 5,600-square-foot, state-of-the-art aquatics laboratory and a 240-acre protected forest.

H.T. Peters Aquatic Biology Lab

The H.T. Peters Aquatic Laboratory

Located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, the H.T. Peters Aquatics Laboratory is fully equipped and features a classroom, water lab, computer room and a display aquarium. Our equipment includes two large pontoon boats, which classes use to venture out into the water.

Hobson Memorial Forest


Acquired by Bemidji State University in 1948, the Hobson Memorial Forest is a lush 240-acre tract that the university uses for outdoor recreation, education and research. The forest includes a ropes course, amphitheater, two rustic log cabins and over 7 kilometers of walking and skiing trails.