Note to editors:
Arctic Adventure, an exhibit developed and produced by Science North, takes visitors to the Arctic to explore this fascinating (and cold!) environment. Through interactive and artifact-based exhibits and audiovisual experiences, Arctic Adventure explores the unique nature of the Earth’s Arctic region, the current science being undertaken there, and how this region is an indicator of climate change on our planet.
Visitors will compare bear skulls, compare their own weight to that of a polar bear and learn about the status of polar bears from research scientists. They will examine specimens and test their knowledge of Arctic whales and other animals, observe the amazing adaptations of Arctic plant species and more.
Arctic Adventure was produced to travel during the International Polar Year (IPY). The International Council for Science (ICSU) has designated March 1, 2007, to March 1, 2009, as IPY. The International Polar Year is a high-profile event that intends to raise public awareness of the poles on a scale comparable to current awareness of climate change. For more information on IPY, visit www.ipy.org
. The exhibit has been made possible by the support of the Government of Canada and the Government of Nunavut.
In support of the International Polar Year, the Johnson GEO CENTRE and the Government of Canada will present a public lecture series related to Arctic science during the exhibition. Visit www.geocentre.ca for more information.
Arctic Adventure will be on display at the Johnson GEO CENTRE from Dec. 12, 2008, to Jan. 17, 2009.