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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.

Our Mission

  • 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.

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QUBS 70th Anniversary Open House this Sunday, June 28!

Posted on June 26, 2015

Everyone is welcome to attend the Queen's University Biological Station Open House, to be held at our Opinicon campus this Sunday June 28th from noon to 3 pm.  This year, QUBS celebrates its 70th anniversary! We will have wonderful interactive displays from students and faculty, tours of the facilities, and snacks and refreshments. At 12:30 we will celebrate the grand opening of the Jessie Deslauriers Centre for Biology with our new Jack Hambleton Library and the new digs for the Fowler Herbarium.

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