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 some insight into the 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.

Latest News

Generous Donation Helps Grow The Herbarium

The EC Smith Herbarium, part of the Irving Biodiversity Collection, is grateful to receive a private collection of mosses (approximately 800 specimens) from the family of the late Stephen Ward.   

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Acadia student award winners at the Science Atlantic Environment Conference

Congratulations are in order for two Acadia students who presented at the Science Atlantic Environment Conference in Moncton, New Brunswick, on the weekend of 18-19 March, 2016.

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On the hunt for oil-eating fungi

Our oceans are full of interesting organisms, including many species of fungi. No, they don’t look like the mushrooms you’d find on a forest hike but they are just as interesting. And, although you need a microscope to see them suspended in sea water, they have the potential to perform environmentally significant work.  Some can even “eat” oil.

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