Snakes, turtles, fish, researchers - and you for a day - at the Biological Station
Experience a diverse ecosystem in the wilderness, participate in hands-on activities and interact with students and researchers from across the globe at the Queen's University Biological Station (QUBS) annual open house this weekend.
“It's a really interactive, collaborative day that's fun for both adults and kids,” says QUBS interim director Stephen Lougheed. “It's also an opportunity to meet all of the people from across the province and around the world who do research at QUBS.”
Each year, hundreds of people travel 50 km north of Kingston to the 2,600-hectare site for the event, which is open to everyone. QUBS researchers set up displays, and visitors can learn about the wide variety of research that is done there. Guests can also catch a glimpse of the snakes, turtles, fish, rare birds, dragonflies and other creatures that call the station home.
QUBS has been an integral part of research and teaching at Queen's for more than six decades. Research conducted at QUBS has led to more than 800 publications in peer-reviewed journals and more than 200 graduate and undergraduate theses. The Station also hosts multiple field courses, school groups and outreach workshops annually. This summer, QUBS is also running a day camp at its Elbow Lake site.
This year's open house takes place Sunday, June 26 from noon – 3 pm. For more information visit the QUBS website.