• a large group of high school students in green Envirohton t-shirts standing together on a staircase

    On May 9 and 10 the Nova Scotia Envirothon took place at Acadia University. The K.C. Irving Centre is thrilled to have hosted a successful event this year.  10 teams of high school students participated. A huge congratulations to this year’s provincial...

  • Spring has arrived! It’s a great time to get outside and explore. Join us at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens to learn about native plant gardening throughout the season. We will be offering free monthly walks, each focusing on a different topic....

  • You’re invited to join us in the Auditorium of the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Sunday April 9th at 3:00 to view Episode 12 of WILD NOVA SCOTIA featuring the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens. This is a free, family friendly event. We...

  • 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...