• This past weekend, a group of 11 second and third year Acadia students had the opportunity to experience Beaubassin and learn about field research opportunities in biology and environmental science.  Beaubassin Research Station is located on the dykelands at the border between...

  • You’re invited to an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the K. C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens. Spend the evening with a small group discovering the secret spaces at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre. You will...

  • On August 17th students, professors and staff gathered to celebrate student research over the summer term. The Irving Centre is home to several research labs and the interdisciplinary nature of the science that occurs in the Centre was highlighted through the presentations....

  • On July 27th, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Samuel Jean, Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens Conservation and Education Technician will be leading a garden biodiversity workshop at the Acadia Community Farm with the help of Kathrynn Ashworth, Acadia Community Farm Coordinator, and Rachel...

  • Two girls in a soil pit in the woods. They are holding a soil sample next to a book of color samples.

    The Nova Scotia Provincial Envirothon Competition was held May 12th and 13th at the K.C. Irving Centre, Acadia University.  This is the first time the Provincial Envirothon was held since pre-pandemic.  The event was an overwhelming success. Four teams of high school students were...

  • The Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens were recently featured on CBC News. A journalism team visited the Gardens last week as they were preparing a story on the benefits of planting native species in home gardens this season.  Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturlist says, “planting...

  • Mark your calendars for Saturday June 4th (rain date June 11th) for our first Native Plant Sale in 2 years! We’ve missed you and are so excited to get back to selling native plants to new friends. Watch our website and social...

  • Participate in the #2022CityNatureChallenge between April 29th to May 2nd to help showcase the Annapolis Valley’s biodiversity! Initiated by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences in 2016, the City Nature Challenge (CNC) quickly became an international...

  • This week, Dr. Mark Mallory and Dr. Jennifer Provencher of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) assembled a team of researchers to dissect over 175 Arctic seabirds harvested from various Nunavut locations in the Irving Centre labs. The specimens were collected by Inuit hunters...