Sharing the excitement of scientific discovery

River Institute is a non‐government organization established in 1994 as a unique community partnership among governments, educators, business and industry, and the Mohawks of Akwesasne.

With the St. Lawrence River as our natural laboratory, we have earned an international reputation for research excellence. Our scientific work contributes locally, nationally and internationally to the greater understanding of how large river ecosystems and their components function.

As a learning and discovery centre, we actively promote the value of scientific inquiry. Our education programs introduce thousands of students to the benefits of science and provide powerful role models for young people considering careers in science.

Our community programs help us connect with our neighbours and build a deeper local appreciation for the vital scientific, social, economic and spiritual importance of our river ecosystems.

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Contact Christina Collard

Program Leader, Administration and Fundraising

+1 613-936-6620 ext 222