Marc Andre Roy, Education Coordinator at the River Institute, accepts a cheque from Ken Hall, Community Relations Advisor, Enbridge Pipelines Inc. in support of the River Institute’s education programs for students in grades 7-12.
Cornwall - November 30, 2011 - Enbridge Pipelines Inc. recently presented a cheque for $7,000 to the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences in support of its educational workshops for students in grades 7-12. Ken Hall, Community Relations Advisor, Enbridge Pipelines Inc., was on hand to make the presentation to the River Institute.
“Enbridge is proud to support local environmental education programs that help equip the next generation to take on environmental challenges,” says Hall. “At Enbridge we invest in programs that promote conservation, habitat remediation, habitat protection and environmental education.”
The River Institute’s Environmental Science Investigator Program offers a series of dynamic workshops that introduce students to topics in ecology, water quality, and biodiversity. The program is available in English and French to schools throughout Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. In these half-day interactive workshops, students learn sampling and analytical techniques that scientists use for their research. Every year, this program reaches over 1,000 students in our region.
“Enbridge’s contribution allows students in these workshops to use the same sampling and analysis equipment that the research scientists at the River Institute use in their daily work,” says Marc Andre Roy, biologist/educator at the River Institute, “By doing real science at the River Institute students learn to appreciate the impacts of human and environmental changes on water quality.”
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 to undertake environmental research, education, and community action programs with a focus on the Great Lakes / St. Lawrence River ecosystem.
For more information about the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences visit http://www.riverinstitute.com/. For more information on Enbridge’s community investments, visit www.enbridge.com/InYourCommunity.