2017

by Priesnitz, Melanie

Acadia students grow plants for mental health

The Acadia Mental Health Initiative (AMHI) recently held a very successful plant workshop in the potting shed at the K. C. Irving Environmental Science Centre to help students de-stress before the end of term exams and assignments. 

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by Priesnitz, Melanie

A Night of Light

As the seasons change don't let the cold and the dark keep you inside. Get outside and join us in celebrating the beauty of the great outdoors at night.

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Restoring the Acadian Forest

Join us Monday October 23rd 7:30 - 9pm for a free public talk by Gary Schneider of Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project.

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What's Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens

The fruit of the Acadian Forest is starting to ripen much to the delight of the creatures who call the region home. One of the first wild berries enjoyed by birds and humans alike are that of the serviceberry.

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Acadia’s 2017 Arthur Irving Family Foundation Scholarship Recipients Announced

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.

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Environmental Education Conference

The Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens and Acadia University recently had the pleasure of hosting over 330 environmental educators from across Canada during the 2017 Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication conference.

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Native Plant Sale

Friends of the Acadian Forest Volunteers have been getting their hands dirty all winter long preparing for the annual Native Plant Sale on Saturday May 6.

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Seedy Saturday

Join us for the 10th annual Seedy Saturday at The Wolfville Farmers' Market on Earth Day, April 22 from 8:30am - 1pm. We'll be there with young native plant seedlings.

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Orchid Show

Step into the warmth of the greenhouses at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre for the Valley Orchid Growers annual Orchid Show.

Saturday February 25th. 10:30 - 4.

 

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Secret Life of Acadian Forest Flora

Acadia Lifelong Learning and the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens are pleased to present a new Open Acadia course by Conservation Horticulturist, Melanie Priesnitz.

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