Wildlife populations around the world are under enormous stress due to pollution, deforestation and habitat encroachment, with some species becoming endangered and some of the brink of extinction.
A new exhibit located in the Cambrian Mall until September 6th will give visitors of all ages will experience compelling stories of animal rescue from around the world.
Wildlife Rescue – a joint venture of Science North allows people to step into the rescue efforts and to learn the innovative science involved in worldwide animal rescue.
Representatives from Science North along with local, provincial and federal dignitaries were on hand Monday afternoon to officially open the exhibit. “The Harper government is proud to invest in Science North to help bring Wildlife Rescue traveling exhibit to communities across Northern Ontario” Said Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources and For Fednor.
“The opportunity to work with Northern Ontario attractions to tour this exhibition in the North offers a greater opportunity to inspire peolpe of all ages to be engaged with the science in the world around them” said Guy Labine, CEO Science North.
The Northern Ontario tour includes Kenora, Kirkland Lake, Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie.
“By bringing dynamic exhibits such as this one, Science North with the support of the NOHFC is making it possible for students and residents to benefit from interactive educational experiences for local visitors, an important element in operating successfully in the North” said Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the NOHFC.
The tour , produced by Science North in 2011 began this year in May and will wrap up in September.