MONTRÉAL, June 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, the Biosphere announced its 2018-2019 programming. Canada is committed to raising awareness of the environment and climate change, among Canadians, and the Biosphere is the only museum in North America dedicated to these two themes. During Canadian Environment Week, from June 3 to 9, 2018, the public will be able to take in the Biosphere's exhibits free of charge.
By exploring exhibits such as +1ºC: What difference does it make?, Design the Future, and Planet MTL, visitors will gain a better understanding of climate change and its impact on our health and living environment, as well as technologies that could prove useful in the fight against climate change. Games, entertaining discussions, and unusual experiences allow visitors to learn more about the concrete measures we can take to help the planet.
Don't miss The Roaming Classroom. This outdoor art installation celebrating contributions made by Montréal universities to life in the city will be visiting the Biosphere, from June 7 to 10, 2018. Also, P3 Permaculture will be on site, on June 8 and 9, with its Moving Beyond Sustainability activity, which proposes ideas and techniques for rethinking sustainable development and, as a result, improving quality of life.
Two new exhibits will also be presented this coming year:
- Oceans – Huge photographs bear witness to the wealth and beauty of Canada's fragile and little-known marine environments.
- Inspiring Lands: Years of Enjoyment and Conservation – This photographic exhibit, produced in collaboration with the United States Consulate General in Montréal, celebrates 200 years of the U.S. National Park Service.
A new animated activity on viable communities will also be available at the Biosphere, starting in summer 2018.
"I invite the public to visit the Biosphere free of charge during Canadian Environment Week and to discover captivating exhibits on major current and future environmental issues."
- Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
- Created in 1995, the environment museum proposes green technologies, interactive exhibits, and fun and informative activities to help people understand the major environmental issues of today and the future.
- The Biosphere is open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., until November 30, 2018.
- Admission is always free for people under the age of 18.
- The Biosphere has won several awards, including
- the 2017 Summit Emerging Media Visionary Award and the 2018 Canadian Association of Science Centres' award for Best Exhibit or Show – Large Institution, for its exhibit Planet MTL;
- the NUMIX 2016 award for Best Museum Production, for its exhibit Design the Future; and
- the 2017 Gutenberg Technical Challenge Display award for its exhibit This Is Not an Umbrella.
- The Biosphere is located in Parc Jean-Drapeau on Saint Helen's Island, where visitors can enjoy picnic areas, play areas, an aquatic complex, and unique natural spaces.
SOURCE Environment and Climate Change Canada
For further information: Caroline Thériault, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 613-462-5473, [email protected]; Media Relations, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll-free), [email protected]