Beginning May 20, the public will have the chance to interact with real environmental scientists at the Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) St. Lawrence River Power Development Visitor Centre in Cornwall, Ontario.
The Scientist in Residence program is a new collaboration between OPG and the St. Lawrence River Institute for Environmental Science. The program will make scientists available to the public on Wednesdays and some Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The program announcement took place last week on Community Science Day at the OPG Visitor Centre, which was co-hosted by Jennifer Gardiner, corporate relations and communications officer at OPG, and Jeff Ridal, executive director and chief research scientist at the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences.
“We are very grateful to the OPG and its visitor centre as this program provides a unique opportunity for the public to interact with scientists as they go about their daily work on and around the St. Lawrence River,” Ridal said.
River Institute scientist and fish researcher Matt Windle added, “This program gives the community an opportunity to share with us in our scientific detective work by inviting people into the world of environmental investigation.”
For a detailed schedule of when the scientists will be available to the public, visit www.riverinstitute.ca