Rotary Adventures in the Environment – 2020 Schedule
 
Day 1 – Monday, September 21
9:00               Arrival at River Institute
9:00 – 9:30    Welcome / Introductions / Ice Breaker
9:30 – 10:30   Words before All Else (Thanksgiving Address) MCA
10:30 – 11:00 Theory: Fish Ecology
11:00 – 12:00  Fish sampling techniques (e.g. Seining, gill netting)
12:00 – 12:30  Lunch (The effects of the Round Goby on the St. Lawrence River Food web
                              – Cristina Charette, River Institute,(UQAM Ph.D. student & River Institute Biologist)
12:30 – 16:00  Fish sampling techniques continued(pull gill nets).
                        Process fish (i.e. identify, measure, weigh, tag).
16:00               Pick up at River Institute

Day 2 – Tuesday, September 22

9:00               Arrive at River Institute
9:15 – 9:45    Drive to Green for Life
9:15 – 11:30   Green for life guided tour
11:30 – 12:00 Drive back to River Institute for Lunch
12:00 – 12:30  Lunch (Aerial Mapping with Drones
                             – Matt Windle, River Institute Biologist)
12:45 – 13:00  Drive to Cornwall wastewater facility
13:00 – 15:45  Cornwall Wastewater treatment facility guided tour
15:45 – 16:00  Drive Back to River Institute
16:00               Pick up at River Institute

Day 3 – Wednesday, September 23

7:00 – 9:00  Breakfast with Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise
                                      Guest Speaker
9:00 – 9:30   Drive to Saunders Hydro Dam
9:30 – 11:30  Tour of Moses-Saunders Dam and eel ladder
                                – John Sanna, Ontario Power Generation
11:30 – 12:00  Ontario Power Generation Visitor Centre
                                 – Matt Mulvihill
12:00 – 12:30  Lunch at OPG
12:30 – 13:00  Theory: Aquatic Invertebrate Ecology
13:00 – 15:30   Invertebrate sampling techniques
                               (D-net, Kick & Sweep, Dredge) and analysis
15:30 – 16:00   Drive Back to River Institute
16:00 – 16:45   Break / Prep for Night Hike
16:45 – 17:30   Bat Ecology – Dr. Brian Hickey, River Institute Research Scientist
17:30 – 22:00   Night Hike – Dr. Brian Hickey, River Institute Research Scientist
                            + Astronomy – Dr. Tom Olien
End time TBD   Participants will be dropped off at the River Institute.

Day 4 – Thursday, September 24

10:00                 Arrival at River Institute
10:00 – 11:00    Introduction to Beekeeping
                               – Luc St. Pierre, River Institute Lab Technician
11:00 – 11:30  Theory: Water Quality and Its Importance
                               – Lexy Harquail, River Institute Biologist
11:30 – 12:00   Lunch (River Rapport presentation
                               – Leigh McGaughey, River Institute Research Scientist)
12:00 – 13:30   Water quality analysis in laboratory and operate field sampling tools
13:30 – 14:00   Theory: Rocks, Minerals and Soils
                               – Lexy Harquail, River Institute Biologist
14:00 – 15:30    Rocks, Minerals and Soils characterisation
15:30 – 16:00    Wrap up and complete evaluation of the Adventure
16:00                  End of the Adventure – pick up at the River Institute
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