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MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station.

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Swift Walk
Join us in Annapolis Royal, Lunenburg, S... more »
Harrison Lewis Centre
The Harrison Lewis Coastal discover cent... more »
Backyard Forestry
The Harrison Lewis Centre will be hostin... more »
Summer Seminar Series
Join us for our summer seminar series ru... more »

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Seminars 

Throughout the summer we host one short seminar per week, and in the fall and winter months MTRI holds one or two evening talks a month. These talks are usually 30-45 minutes long, about an interesting topic, with snacks and lots of time for questions from the audience at the end. Check out Seminars page to learn more about what's coming up!

Workshops

Throughout the summer, fall, winter, and spring we host a series of workshops on a variety of topics, including Non-Timber Forest Products, Medicinal Plants, Soils, Edible Mushrooms, Woodlot Demos, and Photography to name a few. Check out our Workshops page to learn what you can learn about at MTRI this year!

Awards

The Clapp Conservation Award is a bursary that is given to a high school student located in the seven southern counties of NS who is continuing on to post-secondary to pursue a career in nature conservation. 2014's recipient was Mallory Heim.

The Clapp Conservation Award honours the remarkable efforts of Diane and Harold Clapp, founding members and long-time volunteers who have led by example in building MTRI. The purpose of this award is to encourage and build youth capacity for conservation in southwestern Nova Scotia. MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station. For more information on how to apply for the award, click here. To read more about the Clapp's contribution to MTRI click here.

More News

Keep your eyes on the scrolling newsbar, the events listed below, and local newspapers and radio shows to learn more about other news and events that are taking place at MTRI. Better yet ... ask your neighbour, and see what they know about MTRI! 

Summer Seminar Series

posted: 21st July 2017

Join us for our summer seminar series running every Thursday at 4pm, on July 27th Melissa Oldreive will be coming from Fundy Force to speak about their projects!

Backyard Forestry

posted: 28th June 2017

The Harrison Lewis Centre will be hosting a Backyard Forestry workshop with Donna Crossland, Dale Prest & Jamie Simpson
from July 28th to July 30th, 2017. Register online at harrisonlewiscentre.org

Harrison Lewis Centre

posted: 28th June 2017

The Harrison Lewis Coastal discover centre will be hosting free guided nature walks every Wednesday afternoon from 1-3pm for the months of July and August.

Swift Walk

posted: 23rd June 2017

Join us in Annapolis Royal, Lunenburg, Shelburne, and Liverpool in July to learn about the endangered Chimney Swift, learn how to identify them, and then walk around town in search of nesting sites. Everyone is welcome!