Media Advisory/Photo Op - Ontario Minister of the Environment to release first Water Quality Report at Ontario Science Centre



    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ - April is Environment Month at the Ontario
Science Centre with each weekend filled with a variety of environment-themed
activities and workshops for visitors. Sponsored by the Ministry of the
Environment, activities include water testing and Spills Action Centre
demonstrations.
    Also on display throughout the month: FishNet - an arts-based project
which raises awareness about protecting the fish of the Great Lakes. FishNet
features hundreds of textile fish created by Ontario students. Some of these
students will be present on Monday to showcase their specific fish and talk
about what the project has meant to them. Scientists from the Ministry of the
Environment will be on hand demonstrating water testing and aquatic
biodiversity programs.

    
    What:  Ontario Environment Minister John Gerretsen will officially
           release the ministry's first Water Quality Report

    Who:    - Ontario Environment Minister John Gerretsen
            - Lesley Lewis, CEO, Ontario Science Centre
            - Students from Don Mills C.I. and Denlow P.S.

    When:  Monday, April 20, 2009
           1:00 p.m.

    Where: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
           Weston Family Innovation Centre, Level D
           (TV crews may use the valley parking: Enter off Gateway Dr. south
           of the main entrance, drive down the hill to the security
           entrance)
           www.ontariosciencecentre.ca
    






For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Ellen Flowers, Media Relations
Officer, ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE, ellen.flowers@osc.on.ca OR (416) 696-3154,
Cell day of event: (416) 771-2614; Lindsay Davidson, Communications Branch,
MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT, lindsay.davidson@ontario.ca OR (416) 326-8118,
Cell day of event: (416) 898-3875


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