Earth and Environmental Science at Acadia offers programs leading to B.Sc. degrees in Environmental Science, Geology and Environmental Geoscience, and M.Sc. degrees in Geology, Environmental Science and Applied Geomatics.

Departmental News

On May 16th we celebrated the graduating Class of 2024. The Department of Earth and Environmental Science was well represented!

The 2nd year Geology Field School was taught in April this year and we had a wonderful time in cold and sunny weather. Students learned from a variety of instructors in the EES department during a week in Wolfville, with the first three days joint with the ENVS Field School. In this week they learned about making geological mapping and cross sections, and completed several exercises in the Valley. Students then spent a week on the Northumberland Strait mapping rocks from Proterozoic granite to Carboniferous carbonates. Looking forward to next year!

Dr. Snyder explaining the Pembroke breccia at Cheverie.

GEOL field school students mapping in McArras Brook.

Student on the famous Whale Tail basalt...

Sunset over the Northumberland Strait.

The 2nd year Environmental Science Field School was taught in April this year and we had fantastic sunny weather for most of the week! We had 18 ENVS students enrolled and help from a wide variety of instructors from Academia, Government, and NGOs. The students learned practical multidisciplinary field skills and hands on training both outside and in the labs. The field school program this year covered many topics including geological mapping, research design, salt marsh biogeochemistry, sand barren ecology, plant identification, forest ecology, mycology, invertebrate collection and identification, and plastic pollution / bioaccumulation. Looking forward to next year!

Dr. Mark Mallory and students in a K.C. Irving Environmental Laboratory.

ENVS Field School class

Working on fine motor skills!

Tree coring!