River Institute to Hold Open House

By Nessa Prendergast
June 20, 2012

St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental SciencesCORNWALL, ON – The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences is hosting its annual Community Open House on Thursday, June 28 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 and take part in lab experiments and sampling expeditions in the river, among other 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 28 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 also be available to answer questions and provide more details about the various education and camp programs that are offered.

Plan to visit the River Institute on June 28.  It is located on the campus of St. Lawrence College.  For more information, call 613-936-6620 or visit

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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Category: Environment