The mission of Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies is to guide the people of the Cumberland Valley region to become stewards of their natural and cultural worlds.

To achieve this, we:

  • provide environmental and cultural education to elementary and secondary school children;
  • support and conduct research on natural and cultural history;
  • provide opportunities for adults to learn more about the nature and culture of the region and the world beyond;
  • present programs that inform and entertain the community.