The Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre (ELEEC) is the result of an agreement between the Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). QUBS is one of the pre-eminent biological field stations in Canada known for research excellence and quality undergraduate learning experiences in field biology and other fields. NCC is Canada’s leading national land conservation organization that partners with corporate and landowners secure properties for conservation of biodiversity in perpetuity. The Education Centre was created in June 2011 to serve as a major site for environmental outreach and education for QUBS.
- Conserve and protect the natural heritage of Elbow Lake and environs for future generations of Canadians.
- Provide a unique venue for public outreach and educational programs in biodiversity conservation and environmental stewardship.
- Engage in programs for public awareness of biodiversity and environmental issues for people of all ages.
- Provide outdoor programs to enhance biological and natural history teaching components of school curricula.
- Foster partnerships with like-minded educational and conservation organizations.
The Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre can host a range of activities including school field trips, field courses, club meetings, individual or group retreats, and small conferences. We welcome visits from educators, academics, environmental organizations, and other conservation partners, and would be pleased to work with you to offer customized programming specific to your interests and needs.
"Property Defenders" - Volunteer Work Bee planned for October 18, 2014 (Posted on August 30, 2014)
Elbow Lake is being invaded and attacked on two fronts: The non-native Common Buckthorn is slowly overtaking our native biodiversity, while porcupines have developed a taste for our wood cabins. This fall, join Nature Conservancy of Canada staff in removing buckthorn from the property and/or assist ELEEC staff in trimming the cabins with slippery, inedible tin. Wrap up the day with a potluck social, and join the discussion about establishing an organized volunteer group for Elbow Lake. A special cabin rate will be offered to active volunteers wishing to stay overnight.