MONTRÉAL, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - From February 26 to March 13, 2011, the
Biosphère Environment Museum is the place for youth and their families
to have a spring break full of discovery and adventure with the "Wild
about Nature" program. Indoors and out, they are invited to come have
fun while discovering some secrets about biodiversity.
Discovering winter biodiversity with Pehr Kalm
In 1749, botanist Pehr Kalm was astounded by the variety of species
living on Île Sainte-Hélène. Come and join him at the Biosphère and let
yourself be guided in an outdoor adventure in which you are the hero!
The clues you uncover will help you acquire the combination to his
precious treasure chest and see what's in it! Duration of the activity:
Biodiversity treasure hunt
Partake in a treasure hunt with the magnificent giant photos of the Tightly Knit exhibition as a starting point. You will discover fascinating aspects of
Canadian biodiversity and increase your knowledge of certain species
that are highlighted during the activity. Duration of the activity:
Also scheduled for this very busy week:
The scientific presentation Wanted: Pollinators presents the role of bees, birds and other pollinating insects in
The film Man and His World
The Water Wonders exhibition presents eight interactive modules that involve many games,
experiments and challenges, such as solving the mystery of the Bermuda
Triangle, creating energy and even walking on water.
The exhibition ONE | Outfits from a New Era will astound both youth and adults, with its 16 spectacular outfits
fashioned from products of mass consumption, accompanied by art videos
and soundtracks taken from the Canadian music scene.
Entrance to the Biosphère is free for those aged 17 and under (does not
apply to organized groups). Exceptionally, the museum, located on
Île Sainte-Hélène in Montréal, will be open on Monday, February 28 and
Monday, March 7. Visit ec.gc.ca/biosphere for complete information on our programming and opening hours.
As an environment museum, the mandate of Environment Canada's Biosphère
is to encourage everyone to take action on environmental issues. In
addition to presenting exhibits and special events, the Biosphère
develops educational and awareness-raising products for a diverse
clientele across Canada and is a recognized clearinghouse for
(Également offert en français)
SOURCE Environment Canada
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