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Doors open QUBS

 
A map turtle up close
Carleton prof Jayne Yack shares the research she is conducting at QUBS on acoustics in insects.
Mark Szenteczki (Artsci'14) displays a grey rat snake.
Open house visitor Katie Kerr reaches out to touch a map turtle.
Outreach and stewardship intern Danielle Porter shares details about Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre, a QUBS facility.
2014-06-23

By Communications Staff

The Queen’s University Biological Station invited the Queen’s and local community to tour some of its facilities during its annual open house on June 22. The public had the chance to view displays of ongoing research projects and get up close and personal with several animal species including turtles, snakes and frogs. As a way of recognizing their generosity, Queen’s Office of Advancement invited Campus Community Appeal donors to enjoy a private lunch and lecture by QUBS Director Stephen Lougheed before the open house.

QUBS, which will celebrate its 70th anniversary next year, is centred on the shores of Lake Opinicon approximately 50 km north of Kingston. The facility spans more than 3,200 hectares with habitats ranging from abandoned farmland to mature second-growth forest. QUBS provides opportunities for teaching and research in biology and related sciences. It also plays an active stewardship role, using best management practices to conserve local terrestrial and aquatic environments and biodiversity in the area.
 

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