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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.

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.

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Grad Students looking forward to "Dissertation on the Lake" (Posted on August 6, 2014)

Late August: The days are warm, the nights are cool, the bugs are gone - there is no better time to relax and wind up summer than... sitting at a computer trying to complete your doctoral dissertation? Fortunately for 34 Ph.D. candidates attending an upcoming writers' bootcamp, the Queen's School of Graduate Studies is hoping to replace punishment with pleasure at its upcoming "Dissertation on the Lake" retreat at the Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre. We look forward to welcoming these hard-working students to Elbow Lake!

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