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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!


March 24th (Saturday)- Bird Box Building Workshop

Hosted By ELEEC

With the arrival of our feathered friends returning from their winter homes, join us to learn about some of our summer residents. Find out more about the species that call the Frontenac Arch home. Build a bird box to put up in your own backyard. From 1pm-4pm at Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre.

Choose from:

-wood duck: $30 fee

-bluebird/tree swallow : $20 fee

-chickadee/wren: $20 fee

-screech/saw-whet owl: $30 fee

Cost includes all materials to make the box.

Contact Emily Verhoek to register, emily.verhoek@queensu.ca or (613)464-9559

April 22nd (Sunday)- Earth Day Event

Hosted By ELEEC

Join us for some Earth Day Activities at Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre. Learn about our natural world and how to reduce our impact on it.

May 13th (Sunday)- Mother's Day Garden Workshop

Hosted By Queen's University Biological Station & ELEEC

Come to the Queen's University Biological Station with your Mom and create a beautiful pollinator garden. While you plant in our pollinator garden, learn about what plants can attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds to your garden at home. Make a bee house that you can take home.

More information to come.

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