River Institute Receives Funding from Enbridge
Enbridge Pipelines Inc. has awarded a grant of $20,000 to be paid out over two years to the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences to support educational workshops: ‘Water Quality and its Importance’. “This funding from Enbridge enables us to reach more people at all learning levels”, stated Brian Hickey, River Institute Research Scientist and Education Program Leader, “We deliver Water Quality programs to high school kids as well as seniors groups, and we are expanding our reach every year.” Water Quality and its Importance is an interactive workshop for students and community groups. Participants take water samples from the St. Lawrence River and learn laboratory techniques that analyze indicators of water quality. These results are then linked to potential impacts on aquatic ecology and human health. Not only does the program raise awareness about water quality, it also gives young people a look at laboratory science and potential career options. For more information, follow this link http://riverinstitute.ca/programs-events/school-programs/
September 20, 2013
TD Canada Trust provides $90,000 to River Institute Programs for Youth
TD Canada Trust representatives were at the River Institute recently to announce a $90,000 sponsorship of the River Institute’s youth programs for the next three years.
The TD Canada Trust sponsorship supports the River Institute’s Eco-Friends Summer Camp, Jr. Scientist Camp, Youth Internships, and Special Kids programs. These programs combine fun outdoor activities with themes that are based onactual scientific research at the River Institute.