Environmental Education

There are numbers of opportunities for students to gain hands-on experiences in environmental education as part of the ESST Program:

• Mysterious Encounters Earth is an outdoor environmental education program for grade 4 & 5 classes in the Annapolis Valley School Board run on the Woodland Trails at Acadia University in October. Mysterious Encounters is framed a as detective mission for the leaders and children in which they are searching for the secret formula for all life. Acadia students receive two days of leadership training and then lead the elementary school students through the experiences in groups of 5-6 children each as a part of the Environmental Education course.


tl_files/sites/environment/resources/Pictures/Lobster.jpgDan Ritchie and an anonymous rabbit in a Mysterious Encounters Skit

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Lindsay Robinson teaching at the Acadia Farm

• Farm Education: As a part of the Community Programming Course (CODE 2013), groups of students plan and lead environmental education programs at the Acadia Community Farm with grade three classes from the Wolfville Elementary School. The children come to the farm and participate in a range of experiences on sustainable food.

• Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Students organize and lead "Trick or Trees", a Halloween educational experience in the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens in partnership with gardens staff.

• Morton Centre Environmental Education: Thehe Morton Centre, a field station of the university outside of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia runs environmental education programs each summer and Fall which ESST students have been a part of each year since 2013. This year they are coordinated by Clare Kellock, a recent ESST grad who became involved in the Centre through the program. The Morton Centre is a spectacular 99 acre property on the Atlantic coast which was donated to the university by Dr. Harry and Rachel Morton. We are looking forward to continuing the summer offerings and student positions in the coming years.




tl_files/sites/environment/resources/Pictures/Trick or Trees.jpgMark Geddes in "Trick or Trees"