Learn about Spring Wildflowers at the OPG St. Lawrence Power Development Visitor Centre – May 7, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – Plan to visit the OPG St. Lawrence Power Development Visitor Centre on Saturday, May 7 for a family-oriented workshop about spring wildflowers. 

Before the leaves come out on the trees, many beautiful flowers like violets and trilliums will take advantage of the spring sunshine.  Elizabeth Boileau, from the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences, will tell you about the local flowers you might expect to find this spring.  You will learn about their interesting natural history and traditional uses.  The May 7 programs will be delivered outdoors if weather permits, with a walk around the centre to look at plants.  Photographers welcome!

Bilingual workshops will start every hour from 12 noon, 1 pm, 2pm and 3 pm on May 7 at the OPG Visitor Centre.

The OPG Visitor Centre also offers displays and interactive exhibits that describe the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project construction story and its effects on the nearby communities. Visitors can learn and observe how OPG safely generates electricity at its nuclear, thermal and hydro generating stations located across Ontario. Visit www.opg.com/stlawrencevisitorcentre for details, or call 613-932-4563 ext. 3523.

Science workshops are presented every month at the Visitor Centre by educators from the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences. Programs are free of charge, and appropriate for all ages.  Sign up for one of the sessions upon arrival at the Visitor Centre, 2500B Second St. West.  For more information, visit www.riverinstitute.ca

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