Environment Canada

Environment Canada

February 16, 2010 08:00 ET

Environment Canada: Visit the Biosphere During Spring Break and Become a Guardian of the Earth!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 16, 2010) - From February 27 to March 7, 2010, as part of its spring-break programming, the Biosphere will focus on raising the environmental awareness of young people.

To become a Guardian of the Earth, young people will be asked to tour the Biosphere's guided activities armed with special booklets that will be stamped for each activity they complete. By participating in some of the awareness-raising activities, they will earn the coveted certification of Guardian of the Earth, signifying their commitment to do what they can, everyday, to protect the environment.

Among the proposed activities is a new exhibit, entitled Canada's Waterscapes, that is sure to please parents and kids alike. In Canada's Waterscapes, visitors can dive into a study of estuaries, lakes, rivers, oceans and wetlands and uncover the bountiful life that depends upon these habitats. Presented in the same room, All the Water in the World will engage young people to protect this precious resource.

A film on biodiversity, entitled Man and His World, will be accompanied by a timely discussion in this International Year of Biodiversity. Also, the exhibit Tic Tac Tox will teach teenagers about humans sharing the planet with chemicals and toxic substances. Where are they? How can we protect ourselves from them? These questions and more will be answered during a fun-filled theatrical presentation inspired by the TV game shows of the 1960s.

For the younger set, the Creative Workshop showcasing handicrafts made with reclaimed materials will introduce them to the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Entrance to the Biosphere is free for those aged 17 and under. The museum, located on Ile Sainte-Helene in Montreal, will be open on Monday March 1. Visit ec.gc.ca/biosphere for complete information on our programming and opening hours.

As an environmental museum, the mandate of Environment Canada's Biosphere is to encourage citizens to take action and get involved in environmental issues. In addition to presenting exhibits and special events, the Biosphere develops educational and awareness-raising products for a diverse clientele across Canada and is a recognized clearinghouse for environmental information.

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