The 1000 Islands Ontario’s Aquatarium

Discover a world of learning right on the banks of the St. Lawrence River!

The Aquatarium is a registered not-for-profit charity who’s mission it is to inspire curiosity through enriching and entertaining experiences. The Aquatarium offers a full range of interactions & activities for kids, teens and adults, as guests are encouraged to experience life in the 1000 Islands region. Guests participate in hands-on interactive exhibits as well as seeing many species of fish and animals, such as otters, native to the St. Lawrence River. We have several replica ships that are found in the St. Lawrence river, as well as amazing experiences such as green screen adventures and a salt water touch tank! We seek to rekindle a passion for learning and engage visitors in the distinctive history, culture and environment of the 1000 Islands. For a small additional cost, you can also participate in our indoor high ropes course and 40′ high AquaDrop!

Our Senior Team:

Bill Rogerson – Executive Director
Aquatarium Senior Team

Bill was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba before moving to Ontario in 1991 to study Urban Planning at Carleton University.
Upon graduation he moved to Kingston in 1998 to help start Enterprise Rent a Car’s Canadian operation and successfully launched 3 new offices in the 1000 Islands region.
He has a passion for renewable energy and managed a pilot project that saw the installation of the first 50 solar hot water heaters on the roofs of Kingston area homes.
He worked as the Asset and Infrastructure Manager for the Town of Gananoque before accepting the challenge of helping bring the vision of the Aquatarium to life.

Diane Wright – Volunteer Coordinator
Aquatarium Senior Team

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.” – Erma Bombeck

My name is Diane (Darling) Wright and I am the Volunteer Coordinator for the Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing.
I was raised and educated in Brockville Ontario and have raised two adult children here.
I am an active volunteer in Brockville and the Leeds and Grenville area being involved with Brockville/Kemptville Ribfest, Brockville Winter Classic and Riverfest just to name a few. I also sit on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds Grenville.  I take great pride in my contribution to the community trying make an effort to help it grow and thrive.

Jen Carter – Senior Aquarist
Aquatarium Senior Team

A remarkable employee

Kashka Ironside – Education Coordinator
Aquatarium Senior Team

Kashka has been facilitating and developing hands-on and experiential learning for over 12 years. She is a passionate educator who believes in inspiring critical and creative thinking. Kashka feels privileged to teach lessons based in Science and the Environment at the Aquatarium. When Kashka is not running programming at the Aquatarium, she is teaching private music lessons, playing a gig with her band or enjoying the outdoors.

Kevin Joubert – IT Management
Aquatarium Senior Team

Born in Vancouver and raised between there and South Africa I have learned that home is where the heart is. More recently I moved to Toronto and now have settled in the Thousand Islands and find myself thoroughly enjoying the environment. Having worked in both IT and the Travel Industry for more than 20 years, I take pride in applying what I have learned to support and further grow this remarkable facility.

Sarah Laturnus – Manager of Public Relations
Aquatarium Senior Team

Sarah Laturnus is the Aquatarium’s Manager of Public Relations. She has experience in all aspects of business with a demonstrated history of working within multiple industries. Skilled in Marketing, Management, Public Relations, Sales, Retail, Community Engagement and Events. A strong operations professional with a Small & Medium Enterprise Management training focused in Business Management from Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology.

Thomas Harder – Director of Operations & Animal Husbandry
Aquatarium Senior Team

A remarkable employee

 

 

 

 

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