Union Gas Supports Environmental Education Programs For Youth Through a $1,500 Grant To St. Lawrence River Institute
CORNWALL, ON, October 13, 2016 – Union Gas helps St. Lawrence River Institute provide hands-on environmental education programs to local youth, courtesy of a $1,500 grant awarded today.
"At Union Gas, we care about the environment," said Chris Doig, utility services manager for Cornwall, Union Gas. "We're proud to support the important work that St. Lawrence River Institute is doing to help local youth explore the natural world."
Chris Doig, Union Gas, Lacey MacDonald, Josh Filion, and Education Program Lead and Senior Researcher Dr. Brian Hickey from River Institute and Phil Antoniak, Union Gas
The River Institute's environmental education programs encourage and motivate well over 5000 students every year. Interactive Science Workshops are offered to schools throughout Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec to provide opportunities for young people to experience field and laboratory activities with River Institute scientists. Interactive workshops provide students with hands-on training on topics such as fish ecology, aquatic invertebrates, and water quality, all using the St. Lawrence River ecosystem as an outdoor study site.
"Thanks to the support provided by Union Gas, young people are given the opportunity to go out on the River and work side by side with enthusiastic scientists," said Cristina Charette, River Institute Education Coordinator, "Through these workshops, they are encouraged to appreciate our freshwater resources and consider their own potential for a career in a related field."
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited, a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company, is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with over 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2016, and has assets of $7.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.
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