Next to agriculture and tourism, education and academic achievement is the third largest industry in the 1000 Islands Region. St. Lawrence County is home to numerous schools and universities, including several colleges of the State University of New York, along with the prestigious Saint Lawrence University and Clarkson University. Jefferson County is home to Jefferson Community College. Southeastern Ontario features numerous institutions of higher education as well, including Queens University in Kingston. Educational opportunities also abound outside the formal schools of the region, through numeous museums. Students of all ages can benefit from visiting and exploring the Thousand Islands Region’s many educational destinations. Many of the destinations listed below offer learning experiences that are an educator’s dream come true, teaching facts and principles difficult to convey from within a classroom.