The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens provide facilities for a wide variety of research, teaching, and community involvement activities, as well as a beautiful location for studying, meetings, or just relaxing. Please click through the images below to get a preview of the activities that occur in this remarkable facility. For a more detailed introduction to the research going on in the Centre, click here.

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Acadia's Centre for Analytical Research on the Environment (CARE) receives a glowing report card from the Canada Foundation for Innovation

Visitors to the KC Irving Environmental Science Centre, who tour the beautiful Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, visit the extensive greenhouses, and see signs and posters about the Herbarium, and Seed Bank, may be forgiven if they assume that research at the KC Irving Centre focuses only on plants. However housed within the research wing on the lower level of the KC Irving Centre is one of the crown jewels of Acadia's research infrastructure, the Centre for Analytical Research on the Environment, or CARE.

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Sustainable Food for a Sustainable Future

Students in Dr. Alan Warner’s Community Development class, Sustainable Food Systems, have been using a K.C Irving Environmental Sciences Centre greenhouse to apply the knowledge they have gained in the classroom in a practical, hands-on way.

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Engineering Students Help Out the Acadia Seedbank

The casual observer does not usually associate engineers or engineering students with research activities in the KC Irving Environmental Science Centre, but that impression is quite incorrect. 

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