Friends of QUBS

We are fortunate to have a strong community supporting the Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS). We are initiating a ‘Friends of QUBS’ group for community members to become involved with a variety of QUBS projects, including assisting in the Fowler Herbarium with digitizing our legacy scientific data, educational programs, and stewardship.  Help us to build and strengthen our QUBS community and become an active member!

We plan to hold our next meeting on...

Tuesday, August 21st at 6:30pm

Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre

1500 Hewlett-Packard Lane, Perth Road Village (directions)

Come sample some of our education programs and learn about some of our local bird and fish species. We will also show you our new citizen science project that will start this fall. This project will involve netting and angling Largemouth Bass for a tagging project. Feel free to bring your fishing rod.

All are welcome to come anytime after 5pm. You can bring food to make dinner in our kitchen/BBQ or bring a bathing suit to go for a swim or paddle.


At our first meeting we presented the potential projects that Friends can be involved with. 

Currently, the Friends of QUBS members could take on the following:

  • Education & Engagement: Assisting with outreach programs, help create educational and promotional materials, and planning public events at both Opinicon and Elbow Lake campuses.
  • Fowler Herbarium:  Volunteer with the Fowler Herbarium, located on our Opinicon campus, where you can mount and repair plant specimens and help with digitization of legacy data.
  • Stewardship: Volunteer with maintaining and monitoring our existing trails, helping with biodiversity surveys, and restoring parts of the property.
  • Promotion: Advertise QUBS events and seek opportunities for collaboration with other organizations.


CLICK HERE to be included in Friends of QUBS communications.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Verhoek, Outreach & Stewardship Coordinator, at 613-464-9559 or