Community Events

Open House & BBQ

You are invited to our 6th Annual Morton Centre Open House & Family Picnic taking place Saturday, July 21st 2018, from 12:00PM to 3:00PM. Come and get to know your community members, explore Acadia University's beautiful 99-acre property, hear about our earth education programs, and get to know more about Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation. You can expect walking tours for everyone, activities for kids, musical entertainment, door prizes, a free BBQ, and more!

This is a rain or shine event, so come dressed appropriately for the weather. Please wear durable footwear for the long walk up the drive, and especially if you are planning on walking the trails.

If you have any concerns about accessibility, or any other inquiries please contact us at 902-634-9977 or

Family Nature Events

MC_Camfire_Night (12)Join us for fun-filled events, full of stories, songs, and snacks. Please let us know if you're coming by email at, or by telephone 902-634-9977!

Summer Kickoff Nature Night: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 7PM-9PM

You're invited to the Morton Centre this Saturday for our first Family Nature Event of the summer! We will begin the evening around 7:00pm with a few games, followed by a walk down to the beach to enjoy the sunset and some nature-themed sensory activities to explore the natural world around us. What better way to start your summer than with an opportunity to turn off the phones and devices and get outside with your family? If the weather allows, we'll end the evening with a campfire - complete with s'mores, songs, and stories. This is a free event, and all ages are welcome! What should you bring? Warm clothing, long pants, and singing voices! Optional: blankets/camp chairs, and musical instruments.

Geocaching with Pirates: Saturday, July 7th, 2018, 2PM-4PM

Join us in Lunenburg for an afternoon of treasure hunting fun! We will meet at the Lunenburg Academy at 2:00pm to receive treasure maps, then begin our journey around town to uncover the pirates' lost loot. Feel free to stick with the group or go at your own pace. 
Come on out and discover the hidden secrets of your own backyard! If the weather permits, we will end the afternoon with a campfire and s'mores. This is a free event, and all ages are welcome!

If you haven't gone geocaching before, don't worry! We will show you how to get started, and can guide you through the afternoon. If you have a handheld GPS, please bring it along. You can also find multiple free GPS apps to download on your smartphone, but make sure you can enter latitude/longitude coordinates (not just street addresses). If you don't have any compatible devices, we will have some that you can borrow for the afternoon!

Coastal Activities at the Risser's Beach Sand Castle Competition: Saturday, July 14th, 11AM-3PM

You are invited to join Coastal Action out at the Risser's Beach Sand Castle Competition, hosted by the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg on July 14th from 11-3pm. Do you think you can find the perfect home for some lost creatures on Rissers Beach? Your friends at Coastal Action and the creatures need your help! If you are up for the challenge, then come find your friends at the Coastal Action tent on the day of the event for beach exploring activities, fun games and free lemonade if you bring a reusable mug or cup. This is a free event, and all ages are welcome!

Stargazing & Nature Walk: Saturday, August 11th, 10PM-12AM

Feel a sense of wonder for the natural world as you watch for the Perseid meteor shower at the Morton Centre this summer! The Earth will be passing through the path of the Swift-Tuttle Comet between July 17 and Aug 24, with the shower’s peak occurring Aug 11-12. Bring binoculars and telescopes if you have them and settle in for an evening of star-gazing. For your comfort, wear warm layers and brings blankets, chairs, insect repellent, and a flashlight. Stay tuned as this event is weather dependent!