HIRS is an attractive location for conferences, workshops and retreats with flexible spaces that can accommodate most needs. For a layout of the facilities, please see the floor plans for Teaching and Research.

The majority of the station facilities are available 24 hours per day. However, staff hours are 8 am to 4 pm, seven days per week. If you need staff assistance outside those hours, prior arrangements must be made and charges will apply.

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Seminar Room

The air conditioned seminar room is equipped with modern audio visual equipment and white boards and seats 50. The sliding partition can be removed to expand the seating area to accommodate 70 people.

Seminar Room

Teaching Laboratories

Our 2 modern teaching labs can be used for meeting space. They have mobile benches which can be configured to suit your needs and the sliding room dividers can be opened to accommodate 100. The labs are air conditioned and equipped with audio visual equipment and white boards.

Teaching Laboratories

Library and Computer Room

The library can be used for small, informal groups and is equipped with a number of computers and comfortable seating for relaxing. The station's excellent collection of field guides and identification material is located here. This is a communal space shared by all station visitors.

Library and Computer Room

Researcher Dining Area

For groups that have booked the entire researcher accommodation complex, the dining room provides another useful meeting space. Tables and seating can be configured to suit your needs and any necessary equipment can be moved into the space for your use.

Researcher Dining Area

Groups planning to conduct research as part of their conference, workshop or retreat program may arrange access to use any of the station's research facilities. Please see the Research Facilities page for a detailed description of the facilities and equipment available.