Environmental Science Field School 2019

Eight ENVS students successfully completed the ENVS2523 field school this spring. The Department of Earth and Environmental Science places a high value on teaching our students practical field skills and hands-on training in a multidisciplinary program. This multidisciplinary field course included training from faculty from Acadia as well as external experts (both government and NGO). 

The students had an excellent field school program this year covering many environmentally relevant topics including geological mapping, salt marsh and upland forest risk assessment and ecology, scientific experimental design, quality assurance and quality control in science, sediment sampling, limnology and water quality, invertebrate collection and identification, and plastic pollution analyses.


Nick Hill and Peter Neily teaching salt marsh and forest assessment to ENVS 2523 field school students.

Students collecting salt marsh sediment cores to examine pollution distribution.


Entomology collection techniques and identification with ENVS2523 field school students. Thanks to Dr. Kevin Cloonan from Hillier lab.

Limnology day in ENVS2523 field school at Acadia. Environmental science students examining the water quality in the Gaspereau lake system.

Module focused on plastic pollution on the land and in birds and seabirds with Dr. Mark Mallory.

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