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

Location:
Schnitzels European Flavours Restaurant

Admission:
Free!

For more information contact:
Karen Cooper
Communications Officer
613-936-6620 ext 229

David Miller is the Executive Director of the Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaborative (A2A). A2A is a network that envisions an Algonquin to Adirondacks region that is a resilient, ecologically connected landscape that can sustain a full range of native wildlife and enhances people’s quality of life. One of their landmark projects is the establishment of the A2A trail- a pilgrimage for nature that crosses an international border to connect two iconic parks. The idea of linking Algonquin Provincial Park and Adirondack Park ecologically across the Frontenac Arch has been an ongoing plan since the early 1900’s when conservationists first envisioned a connected and sustainable series of ecosystems anchored by the two great parks. David will speak on the ongoing network of A2A and their plans to grow the Algonquin to Adirondack Corridor.

For more information contact:
Karen Douglass Cooper
Communications Officer
613-936-6620 ext 229

Science and Nature Rocks is an exciting program for young people hosted by the Cornwall Public Library. Join River Institute staff and volunteers to learn and explore topics in science and nature.

Location:
OPG St. Lawrence Power Development Centre

Admission:
Free!

For more information contact:
Cristina Charette
Education Coordinator
613-936-6620 ext 232

Discover science and nature with OPG from May to September. This community partnership with River Institute delivers five fun and informative sessions on a range of topics that appeal to all ages, every third Saturday of the month.

2018 Dates and topics coming soon!

Location:
OPG St. Lawrence Power Development Centre

Admission:
Free!

For more information contact:
Cristina Charette
Education Coordinator
613-936-6620 ext 232

Discover science and nature with OPG during March Break. River Institute scientists and educators will present five half-day workshops from 10 am to 12:30 pm.

2018 Dates and topics coming soon!

When:
Summer 2018 date coming soon!

Location:
St. Lawrence River Institute- Science Odyssey

Admission:
Free!

For more information contact:
Karen Douglass Cooper
Communications Officer
613-936-6620 ext 229

Every summer, River Institute invites the community to join our scientists on research expeditions and conducting experiments during our annual open house. Bring your questions, meet our scientists, check out our displays, examine specimens in the lab, and join a river expedition to sample fish and collect and identify invertebrates. Drop in and take part!

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For more information contact:
Karen Douglass Cooper
Communications Officer
613-936-6620 ext 229

The Upper St. Lawrence River Protection Network brings together community groups, first nations, conservation authorities, municipal governments and other interested parties who are committed to protecting the upper St. Lawrence River. With more than twenty member organizations, the network’s goals are to share information and initiate joint projects that promote the sustainability and improvement of the health of the upper St. Lawrence River.

The River Award is presented each year by the River Institute Board of Directors. The award recognizes an individual, organization or company that shows leadership in environmental awareness, conservation and respect for the St. Lawrence River and its watersheds. If you know of an individual or business that meets this criteria, please submit a nomination.

River Award recipients

2016 – Dave Merpaw

2015 – Kate Schwartz

2014 – Susan and John Towndrow

2013 – Dr. David Lean and Dr. Peter Hodson

2012 – Lydia Johnson

2011 – Walter Oeggerli

2010 ­– Henry Lickers

2009 – Elaine Kennedy

For more information contact:
Pam Maloney
Development Officer
613-936-6620 ext 240