• If you’re a regular walker of Acadia’s Woodland Trails, you may have noticed our newest installation. There are now two mailboxes containing logbooks mounted on the entrance signs at the Park Street and Westwood Avenue trail entrances. We hope hikers will feel...

  • Christianne Hagerman is on a mission to save the iconic Hemlock trees in the popular Kentville Ravine Park. The Acadia Alumni (BSc Biology, 2019) has been interested in the environment her entire life. When asked about her passion Christiane references an impactful...

  • Allie Fournier clearly remembers learning about the distressing plight of Nova Scotia’s bat population at an Acadia event called “Bat Tales” in 2013. The event, organized by students as part of Acadia’s annual Sustainability Week, brought attention to White Nose Syndrome and...

  • 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...

  • Two students standing with masks beside the bat box they built

    Acadia students are behind a bat box installation that recently took place at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens. The installation will hopefully bring bats to our Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens and Woodland Trail habitats, but the...

  • Acadia University students had the opportunity to learn about native and invasive plants during the Race to Meet Your Wild Neighbours this month. The event, designed by students from the Community Program Design course (CODE 3023) taught participants about the good and...

  • The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre is partnering with Helping Nature Heal Inc. to study the effect of a newly developed seaweed-based product on the growth and development of native plants. This research project has been funded by IRAP (Industrial Research Assistance...

  • The Arthur L. Irving Scholars for 2021 are Annelies Yates (Biology) and Abby Falkenham (Engineering). The Arthur L. Irving Family Scholarships in Environmental Study are among the most prestigious awards in Canada, offering financial assistance as well as mentorship and research project...