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. For a spectacular video introduction to the centre, click on the green Explore the K.C. Irving Centre icon located above, or click through the images below to get some quick insight into the research and other activities that occur in this remarkable facility. For a more detailed introduction to the research going on in the Centre, click here.  A twitter feed highlighting some of our recent research and learning activities can be found here.

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Wolfville, NS, July 12, 2017 – Two students, one from Saskatchewan and one from nearby Port Williams, are this year’s recipients of the Arthur Irving Scholarships in Environmental Science for undergraduate students at Acadia University; academic awards that are among the most prestigious in Canada and offer students unique research and mentorship opportunities. Successful applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the environment and an understanding of the importance of scientific research combined with exceptional academic credentials, leadership skills, community volunteerism, and participation in extracurricular activities.

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.

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.