Cornwall’s River Institute Holding Open House June 27th

June 19, 2013
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences is hosting its annual Community Open House on Thursday, June 27th from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

This event welcomes members of the public of all ages to come on down to visit the River Institute to tour the facilities, take part in lab experiments, sampling expeditions in the river, as well as participate in lots of other fun science activities.

“The River Institute is proud of its scientific research and education programs that strive to promote the health of the St. Lawrence River,” said Dr. Jeff Ridal, Executive Director, River Institute. “We always look forward to the opportunity to show off our work, our facility and most of all, our great staff and summer students—anyone who visits our Open House on June 27 will leave understanding why the River Institute is such a gem in the City of Cornwall.”

Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with River Institute research scientists, staff and students, and will be encouraged to use nets to sample fish, collect and identify invertebrates from the river and examine various specimens in the lab. River Institute staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide more details about various research projects, education and camp programs that are offered.

This year a special feature of the Open House will be live music performed by the Institute’s very own musical staff. Those that participated the Rain Barrel fundraiser will also be able to pick up their barrels. The deadline for ordering is June 21at

Plan to visit the River Institute on June 27th . It is located on the campus of St. Lawrence College Campus (under the wind turbine). For more information, call 613-936-6620.

About the St Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences

The River Institute was established in 1994 as a unique community partnership involving government, education, business and industry, and the Mohawks of Akwesasne. Its mandate is environmental research and education with a focus on the Great Lakes / St. Lawrence River ecosystem. It has earned an international reputation for its fresh water ecosystem research projects.

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