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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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Eco-Adventure Camp 2019

Posted on March 31, 2019

Part of the vision for our Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre from the outset was to provide opportunities for young people to spend time in nature, learn about the ecology of plants and animals, and learn about some of the wonderful science being done at Queen's University and by researchers at QUBS. One of our initiatives was the Eco-Adventure Camp that first ran in 2011. Now going into its 9th year Eco-Adventure will continue to showcase Elbow Lake at QUBS science under the careful guidance of Queen's University undergrad counselors.

You can now register for Eco-Adevnture Camp on-line at: https://ecoadventurecamp.ca/register/

Leader-in-Training runs Tuesday, July 2 – Friday, July 5 and regular camp weekly from July 8 to August 23 2019

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