Supporting the RiverWatch Institute of Alberta

Our funders enable us to provide the equipment and programming for safe, educational and guided studies on Alberta rivers.

Alberta RiverWatch operates with subsidized user-fees.
Our funders help us acquire equipment and keep fees affordable for student families.

Your donation creates one-of-a-kind learning opportunities and student scientists who learn first-hand about the importance of our rivers. Since 1995, thanks to the support of donors like you, RiverWatch has grown to become the most widely used and in-depth environmental field study offered to Alberta secondary science students. We started our first year with 600 students and now impact approximately 10,000 students from across Alberta each year. The success of the award-winning RiverWatch Science Program has meant that more than 100,000 young people are now more science literate through this one-of-a-kind learning opportunity. Donor contributions are significant and help to ensure that fees are widely affordable to participating families.

Thank you for your contribution to keep us on-the-road and on-the-river! We are able to issue official tax receipts for donations of $75 or greater amounts. Donations go towards funding needs that include:

CostFunding Needs
$75 Each student
$600 Each raft of students
$1200 Each class of students
$15,000 Each seasonal river guide
$20,000 Each new raft fully equipped for paddling and science
$75,000 Each new equipment bus