RiverWatch Institute of Alberta

 
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RiverWatch Institute of Alberta

"RiverWatch is a sought-after education adventure for nearly 10,000 students annually who are lucky enough to spend a five-hour day paddling river rafts equipped with onboard science labs. Our fleet of giant blue rubber busses carry students out of the classroom and up close with wildlife, history, geology, flood impacts, industry, reclamation projects and wastewater treatment technology. All these first-hand experiences along a 10-km stretch of river are led by thirty-two exceptional river guides who help our young scientists-for-a-day answer the important question, "How healthy is our river?" We hear adult supervisors say, "Wow, we never did anything like this as students. Everyone should get to do this!" Our 120,000 graduates over the past 23-years are better equipped as citizens aware of watershed issues and stewardship opportunities, some going on to environmental careers with consulting companies, municipalities, ecotourism and schools. RiverWatch doesn’t just walk the talk, we float the boat!"

About This Cause

How do you deliver an amazing on-river education adventure for 10,000 students each year in just a three-month window of Alberta ice-free weather? That should be impossible! Since 1995, the RiverWatch Institute of Alberta has boldly gone where no one has dared before, and does it bare-bones with just three fulltime staff; thirty-two seasonal staff; a stellar nine-member board of directors; partnerships with corporations, governments and municipal departments; and an annual operating budget of $600,000. All these resources come to bare on delivering our mission “to advance education by organizing and delivering programs, projects, science curriculum supplements, field studies and tours that assist teachers, students and others in the study of the environment.” RiverWatch extends a big thank you to people just like you for supporting watershed science and wastewater studies with more than 120,000 students during our 23-years of operation. It's aptly said that it takes a whole village to raise a child!

More Information About This Cause

Business Number
889731857RR0001
Address
433-17008 90 AVE
EDMONTON, Alberta
T5T1L6
Canada
Each dollar donated to this cause
will be matched 15% by ATB Financial

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