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Events Open to the Public

We offer workshops for adults and families, some of which run at Elbow Lake and others at the main site of the Queen's University Biological Station on Opinicon Lake. Check back frequently, as workshop scheduling is ongoing and details are added regularly.

The Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre offers an intimate gathering space in a spectacular natural setting. Whether used for educational or environmental programming, amenities such as overnight accommodation, pedestrian trails, waterfront and a shared kitchen space come together to make this unique facility the ideal space for any workshop or community event. We are always looking for new partners and programming ideas, and would love to hear from you!

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 26 (Thursday)- Legends of the Stars

Hosted By ELEEC

Hercules, Draco, Leo, Aquarius … sound familiar? Learn about the origin of these incredible constellations and learn how to find them in the sky! Begins at 7:30; Approximately 1-2 hours.

Meet at 7:30 pm in the Pavilion for this free event, or book your family/group into a cabin (special rate $65/cabin) and stay overnight. Drop-ins are welcome, but overnight guests must book accommodation in advance.  This event will run rain or "shine".

August 2 (Thursday)- What to know about your H2O

Hosted By ELEEC

Ever wondered how things living in water can be hurt by humans? Join us in learning what makes water healthy or unhealthy for the things living in it and find out what you can do to help! Begins at 7:30; Approximately 1-2 hours.

Meet at 7:30 pm in the Pavilion for this free event, or book your family/group into a cabin (special rate $65/cabin) and stay overnight. Drop-ins are welcome, but overnight guests must book accommodation in advance.  This event will run rain or "shine".

August 10 (Friday)- A night under the shooting stars

Hosted By ELEEC

Join us and special guest Tom Ray for a celebration of the Perseids meteor shower! Come for the evening or stay overnight to learn about constellations, planets, the Milky Way, and more!  Weather-permitting, a brief indoor presentations will be followed by a guided tour of the night sky using telescope and laser pointer.  And how many meteors will you count?  If we're lucky and the sky is clear, our stargazing will treat us to a dynamic display!

Meet at 7:30 pm in the Pavilion for this free event, or book your family/group into a cabin (special rate $65/cabin) and stay overnight. Drop-ins are welcome, but overnight guests must book accommodation in advance.  This event will run rain or "shine"... let's hope for the latter! Bring your binoculars.

August 16 (Thursday)- Fantastic frogs and boisterous birds

Hosted By ELEEC

 Ever wondered what that noise is at night? Join us for an exciting night hike to learn about and hear/see the amazing critters that are lively at night! Begins at 7:30; Approximately 1-2 hours.

Meet at 7:30 pm in the Pavilion for this free event, or book your family/group into a cabin (special rate $65/cabin) and stay overnight. Drop-ins are welcome, but overnight guests must book accommodation in advance.  This event will run rain or "shine".

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