FLOODED WITH VISITORS?: Open house for river institute

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River Institute summer student, Sara Brand.

CORNWALL, Ontario - The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences is hosting its annual Community Open House on July 3 from 2 to 6 p.m.

This event welcomes everyone to visit the river institute, tour the facilities, talk to the scientists, and participate in lab experiments, sampling expeditions, and 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 at the institute. “We always look forward to showcasing our work, our facility and most of all, our great staff and summer students."

Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with river institute research scientists, staff and students, and help out with research activities, like using nets to sample fish, collecting and identifying invertebrates from the river and examining 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. Summer time refreshments will be served.

The river institute is located on the campus of St. Lawrence College Campus (under the wind turbine). For more information, call 613-936-6620 or visit www.riverinstitute.ca.

Organizations: Lawrence College Campus, St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences, Community Open House Theriver institute

Geographic location: Ontario, St. Lawrence River

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