Your Ecology Resource Centre

The Faculty of Environment Ecology Lab is your one-stop resource centre. We are here to support lab and field activities, courses, projects, and outreach initiatives. Available to you are field guides, lab and field equipment, documentation, and preserved specimens. We share our expertise in taxa identification and analysis, water and soil analysis, gardening, and other topics.

The Lab staff facilitates hands on learning through workshops, outreach events, project participation, and volunteer opportunities. Our outdoor classrooms along with the laboratory help students thrive in their quest for environmental experiences.


  1. Sep. 21, 2017Ecological Restoration project -helped needed!


    Project: Assess the health of a small forested area and develop a restoration strategy for the damaged understory and compacted soils in Singhampton, ON (90 min from Waterloo, rides can be arranged)

    Approach: Walk through assessment and photographic review with the land owner and the community group whose been the main user of the forest for nine years

    Timeline: Walk through THIS FALL before the leaves are fallen (ideally by October 10th); initial thoughts from observation will lead to developing the SCOPE of the project.

  2. June 7, 2017Fruit tree maintenance course

    SPECIAL FRUIT TREE CARE TRAINING OFFER FOR STUDENTS is a Toronto-based fruit tree care consulting and education company, which hosts an 8-hour Beginner Fruit Tree Care online program.

    Until September 1st  2017, any student who signs up for the online course will receive the heavily discounted price of $99.95 CDN rather than the regular fee of $250 USD (equivalent to $337 CDN). 

  3. Apr. 21, 2017Job Posting: Botanist with WSP/MMM group

    Botanist position with WSP/MMM group 

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  1. Nov. 30, 2017Holiday Open HouseHoliday open house Ecology Lab

    Join us as celebrate the holiday season! We are hosting an open house, lots of baked goods, cidar, make Christmas crafts, pine cone bird feeders, beeswax candles and test your nature knowledge with our trivia for prizes!

    Drop in anytime!

    Thursday November 30 11:30-1:30pm EV1 134

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Want to learn more?

Are you interested in what we're up to? Would you like to volunteer or inquire about other opportunities?

Visit us:
Environment 1 (EV1), room 135

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Call us:
519-888-4567, ext. 32646

8:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday