Lecture / Seminar

(902) 585-1434

Please join us for this free Lunchtime Learning session presented by Acadia Lifelong Learning.

Between 1895 and 1925, schoolchildren and teachers across rural Nova Scotia recorded the annual appearance of more than 100 wild plants in their communities. These phenological observations were submitted with the school registers each year and compiled by A.H. MacKay, provincial Superintendent of Education and an amateur naturalist involved with the Nova Scotian Institute of Science. This lecture will introduce plant phenology and tell the story of MacKay’s remarkable early citizen science project, including its continuing relevance today. Everyone will receive a copy of MacKay's original plant observation form, just in time to start recording wildflowers as they emerge this spring.

Dr. Sara Spike is a cultural historian of rural communities and the environment in Atlantic Canada.


Acadia University Art Gallery
Beveridge Arts Centre
10 Highland Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia


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Acadia University Art Gallery 902-585-1373 10 Highland Avenue Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2R6