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Many of our Outreach activities, including Eco-Adventure Camp for 10-14 year olds, occur at our Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre. Situated at the end of Hewlett-Packard Road off North Shore Road, the Centre is on the shores of pristine Elbow Lake embedded within 400 hectares of rugged terrain and varied wetlands and forests.
Activities like our Open House, weekly spring and summer seminar series, and many workshops occur at our main research and teaching facility on the shores of Lake Opinicon, directions for which may be found on our Contact Page.
Run from July 4th to August 26th, the camp for young people aged 10-14 focuses on exploring nature and the environment, as well as outdoor activities like hiking and canoeing. It is held at our Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre. For more information visit the Eco-Adventure web site.
Each year we run a seminar series from May through August, with topics running the gamut of themes on the natural sciences, environmental management, and natural history to wildlife art. Held in the Conference Room in the R.J. Robertson Biodiversity Centre each Wednesday at 7:00 pm, seminars begin in the first week of May. All are welcome!
|2 May||Dr. Lisle Gibbs
Dept. of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, Ohio State Univ.
|Conservation and coevolution at the molecular level: case studies from rattlesnakes|
|9 May||QUBS researchers and staff||What we do at QUBS.|
|16 May||No seminar||NA|
|23 May||Dr. Rute Clemente-Carvalho, Biology, Queen's University||The striking biodiversity of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. New species discoveries and the extraordinary miniaturised toads in the genus Brachycephalus.|
|30 May||Dr. Evelyn Jensen, Biology, Queen's University||The past, present and future of the Giant Galápagos Tortoises on Pinzón Island|
|6 June||Dr. Andrea Kirkwood
Biology. University of Ontario Institute of Technology
|It takes a village: Building community-university partnerships as a viable model for environmental research|
|13 June||Dr. Stephen Lougheed, Biology, Queen's University||Avian diversity of East Africa.|
|20 June||Ian Fife, Bird Studies Canada||Frontenac Forest IBA and ongoing work on Cerulean Warblers|
|27 June||Dr. Stephen Lougheed, Biology, Queen's University||BEARWATCH. Creating a pan-Arctic monitoring program integrating genomics and traditional ecological knowledge.|
|4 July||Dr. Scott Ramsay. Biology. Laurier University.||Just when you thought you knew everything: song variation in white-throated sparrows.|
|11 July||Shelley Ball, Biosphere Environmental Education||Antarctica: stories of women’s leadership, climate change, and a sustainable future|
|18 July||Documentary screening.||The Messenger. http://songbirdsos.com/about/messenger/|
|25 July||David Rival and Mike Rainbow. Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Queen's University||Bio-propulsion and adaptation: A two-way street connecting biology and engineering|
|1 August||Dr. Beth McDougall-Shackleton. Biology, Western University||Love in the time of malaria|
|8 August||Tom Ray. Amateur local astronomer.||The night sky from the perspective of a prisoner of gravity. Astronomy and amateur astronomy, as well as the incredible things which you can see in an amateur telescope.|
|15 August||Auston Chhor, Danny Glassman, Brooke Etherington (Carleton University). Audrey Turcotte, Catherine Čapkun-Huot. University of Ottawa||Exploring the consequences of 186 years of altered environments in the Rideau Canal waterway on aquatic organisms|
|22 August||Amelia Cox, Biology, Queen's University||Long-term study of an avian aerial insectivore points to climate change as a driver of decline|
|29 August||Steve McGovern. (Retired, Aquatic Ecosystem Team Leader. Northeast Science and Information Section. MNR, Northeast Ontario Region, South Porcupine)||Rivers of Ontario's far north - Balancing development and protection|