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The Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre was founded in 2007 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation of the natural environment and rural living. Located on Nova Scotia's South Shore, the Centre offers outstanding opportunities to explore, research, and experience the living landscape. Click here to learn more.


We are a registered charitable organization (#859077810 RR0001), so your donation in support of research and educational programs is eligible for a tax receipt. You can donate safely and securely online through CanadaHelps and receive your tax receipt right away. There are other ways to donate as well, so click here to learn more.

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On the afternoon of October 13, we hosted a unique community event in collaboration with partners at Kejimkujik National Park Seaside and Ecology Action Centre. This Coastal Connections event, was initiated by inviting local residents and stakeholders, with an interest in coastal resource use and protection, to view some of the underwater marine photography that was captured by Nick Hawkins throughout the province last summer. During the latter part of the afternoon, we formed a storytellers circle during which stories from various stakeholders were told about the different aspects of the marine resources they’ve each experienced.

Thank you to our photographer Caleb Zwicker for capturing these photos of the event. Click through to view the photography!