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Job – 2

   This fledgling naturalist never stopped nourishing her hunger for knowledge about the natural world. Starting at age 11, she spent two summers at the River Institute’s “Ecofriends” day camp at Cooper Marsh Conservation Area where she could “touch frogs and do...

Job -1

   This fledgling naturalist never stopped nourishing her hunger for knowledge about the natural world. Starting at age 11, she spent two summers at the River Institute’s “Ecofriends” day camp at Cooper Marsh Conservation Area where she could “touch frogs and do...
Perch Indicator

Perch Indicator

Illustration courtesy of Kate Schwartz Yellow Perch Populations Yellow Perch Populations Illustration courtesy of Kate Schwartz 1. Indigenous knowledge 2. Overview 3. What we’ve learned 4. Implications 5. What can I do? 6. Related indicators 7. Related community...
Kate Schwartz – The Naturalist

Kate Schwartz – The Naturalist

Kate Schwartz The Naturalist Back to Stories Learn More In collaboration with Story by Dr. Leigh McGaugheyPhotos by Stephany Hildebrand Kate is a young, knowledgeable naturalist, with deep love and curiosity for the natural world. She has translated this passion into...
Steve DeRochie – The Trapper

Steve DeRochie – The Trapper

Steve DeRochie The Trapper Back to Stories In collaboration with Story by Stephany HildebrandPhotos by Stephany Hildebrand Steve DeRochie sees trapping as a role and a responsibility that has a good influence on the future of the wetlands at Cooper Marsh. As an added...
Norm Seymour – The Duck Hunter

Norm Seymour – The Duck Hunter

Norm Seymour The Duck Hunter Back to Stories In collaboration with Story by Dr. Leigh McGaugheyPhotos by Stephany Hildebrand Norm Seymour lives and breathes ecology. He’s spent a lifetime studying it, teaching it, and writing about it. Now he’s sharing everything he...
Abraham Francis – Roles & Responsibilities

Abraham Francis – Roles & Responsibilities

Abraham Francis Roles & Responsibilities Back to Stories In collaboration with Story by Dr. Leigh McGaugheyPhotos by Stephany Hildebrand Abraham Francis is both grounded by Indigenous and scientific knowledge. That’s a powerful combination that serves his...
Ian Macintosh – The Riverman

Ian Macintosh – The Riverman

Ian Macintosh Reflections Back to Stories In collaboration with Story by Dr. Leigh McGaugheyPhotos by Stephany Hildebrand A boat ride on the St. Lawrence with Ian Macintosh is a trip back in time—and a painful reminder of tragedy. Last fall, on a trip on the St....
Mackenzie Petrie – Know the River

Mackenzie Petrie – Know the River

Mackenzie Petrie Know the River Back to Stories In collaboration with Story by Stephany HildebrandPhotos by Stephany Hildebrand A young fisherman transmutes his experiences on the river into observations that inform future scientific research. Born and raised on Lake...