Extraordinary Arctic for Earth Month

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.

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