Public ProgramsPhoto by Chris Miner
The Queen's University Biological Station strives to present a variety of fun and educational events, seminars and workshops aimed at a range of audiences, from children to families to adults. Many of these run at our Elbow Lake campus, while others are offered at our research headquarters on Lake Opinicon. Public programs at the Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre are always free, and many include opportunity for participants to rent a cabin and stay overnight. Some of our popular programs are available for booking by private groups ($30 per 1.5 hr of programming) and include:
- Astronomy and Constellation Stories*
- Winter Feederbirds (November to April)
- Nocturnal Life: Animals at Night
- Owls: Secrets of Stealth & Silence (March & April)
- Introduction to Canoeing
* Cost may vary - this program is presented in partnership with Firefly Adventures.
In addition to free public programs, we have a growing network of partner organizations who offer workshops and events at both campuses of the Queen's University Biological Station. Our most popular offerings include workshops by Ontario Women Anglers and the long-running Fabulous Fall Fungi - these sell out FAST! Scheduling is ongoing and details are added regularly, so check our offerings frequently! Follow the Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre on Twitter or Facebook for notification of new events.
Outreach events at our Opinicon campus are listed here.
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!