YELLOWKNIFE (February 14, 2014) – The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre presents Canada’s Waterscapes – Yours To Enjoy, Explore and Protect from February 13 until August 31, 2014. The exhibit features Canada’s diverse, complex and beautiful aquatic ecosystem and highlights several northern watersheds.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Canada’s Waterscapes to the Northwest Territories,” says Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty. “It is through shared resources that we have this opportunity to engage Northerners in an issue that is vital to all of us – water and its stewardship. From oceans to wetlands to river systems, the Canadian Museum of Nature’s exhibition inspires visitors to consider the ecological and deep cultural significance of our own northern waterways.”
The exhibition is produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature in partnership with Parks Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, RBC and the Canadian Water Network, with support from Canadian Geographic.
Visitors can dive into a study of estuaries, lakes, rivers, oceans and wetlands and uncover the beautiful life that depends upon these habitats. In each section, a specific area of Canada is highlighted. The exhibition also shares numerous stewardship stories about efforts being made by agencies like Parks Canada as well as by individuals to help protect our delicate aquatic ecosystems.
For the month of March, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is partnering with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Ecology North and the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation to present a series of water-focused events including film screenings, lectures and a panel presentation.
For more information:
Public Affairs and Communications Officer
Education, Culture and Employment
Phone: (867) 920-3059