This year, how about honouring Earth Month, April, and Earth Day, April 22, by learning about the great white north? The Canadian Museum of Nature is presenting Extraordinary Arctic: The Festival to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Arctic Expedition. In 2013, the Canadian Arctic is experiencing the rapid impact of climate change and its environmental transformation represents a life lesson for all generations.
Extraordinary Arctic’s activities include:
April 19: Arctic Armchair Adventures, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
April 20, 21 and 22 (Earth Day, April 22 – free admission):
Build an Igloo, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., following the National Film Board of Canada’s film How to Build an Igloo, then crawl inside for a film.
Unikkausivut: Sharing Our Stories, Weekend Family Film Series, National Film Board of Canada: Short animations are from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., with documentaries starting at 2:30 p.m.
Arctic Expressions: Discover Inuit culture through storytelling, games and activities.
Iniktitut language activities: April 20 from 10 a.m. to noon; Inuit stories: April 21 and 22 at 10 a.m.; Inuit games: April 20 to 22 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Exhibition: Flora of the Canadian Arctic Expedition: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
View photos from the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913. For details, visit nature.ca/arctic.