Bird watching at the OPG St. Lawrence Power Development Visitor Centre – Cornwall Ontario – June 4, 2011

Cornwall ON – Plan to visit the OPG St. Lawrence Power Development Visitor Centre on Saturday, June 4 for a family-oriented workshop about summer birds.

Using binoculars and spotting scopes, you will learn how to identify local land birds and waterfowl.  River Institute biologists will provide interesting facts about the behaviour and biology of various species. This program will take place outside, if weather permits, and local birds will be observed in their natural environment.

The OPG Visitor Centre will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 4.  Bird watching workshops will take place at 12 noon, 1 pm, 2pm and 3 pm.  Sign up for one of the sessions upon arrival at the Visitor Centre, 2500B Second St. West.

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.

A number of science workshops will be presented in July and August by educators from the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences. Programs are free of charge, and appropriate for all ages.  For dates and details, visit www.riverinstitute.ca.

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