Queen's University Biological Station

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

Biological Station

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

Biological Station

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Another successful running of our China-Canada field course - started in 2005 by Yuxiang Wang, and now co-taught by Yuxiang and QUBS Director Stephen Lougheed. Thirty-one students came from Trent, Western, York, Toronto, Memorial, and Queen's through the Ontario University Program in Field Biology, while Chinese students cam from Southwestern (Chongqing), Tongji and Fudan (Shanghai, and Beijing Normal University. Students learned about diversity of different groups and how to survey them, and gained hands-on insight on how to assess wetlands. Myriad issues of human activities and theor impacts on aquatic environments were the focus of many discussions. Class excursions included trips to the main Queen's Campus, the Ravensview Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Thousand Islands. You can read more about activities on the course blog.

  • Team introductions at the Canada-China 2015 field course.

    Student research team introductions at the Queen's University Canada-China 2015 field course.

  • Dale Kristensen teaching about aquatic macrophytes.

    Guest lecturer Dale Kristensen teaching students about aquatic plant diversity.

  • Some students at the bow of the cruise ship exploring the Thousand Islands.

    Some students at the bow of the cruise ship exploring the Thousand Islands out of Gananoque.

  • With our host Wayne at the Ravensview Wastewater Treatment Plant.

    Class with our host Wayne at the Ravensview Wastewater Treatment Plant in Kingston serving approximately 80,000 households.

  • Class in front of one of the final Ravensview products 'cake' ready to be used as fertilizer.

    Class in front of one of the final Ravensview products 'cake' ready to be used as fertilizer.

  • Viewing oriole specimens at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

    Viewing oriole specimens at the Canadian Museum of Nature hosted by Curator Michel Gosselin.

  • Visiting the large vertebrate 'bone collection' at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

    Marie-Hélène Hubert telling us about the large vertebrate collections at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

     

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