Helping species at risk in Northern Ontario

Pukaskwa National Park

By Michaela Campbell


We are happy to be introducing Parks Canada’s new exhibit, designed to inform and educate the public about species at risk in Northern Ontario. Featuring four species—Canada warbler, peregrine falcon, pitcher’s thistle and monarch butterfly—the exhibit inspires action to protect vulnerable plants and animals.

This past February, we tested the exhibit at Science Carnival during the Thunder Bay Science Festival. Held at Victoriaville Mall, the carnival draws families with young children, and we were pleased to see that the giant monarch butterfly floor game is a hit among kids aged 3-11! Depending on the venue and audience, there are other potential activities, like Giant Jenga for teens aged 12-17 and the Wishing Tree for young adults aged 18-34.

We are looking to bring this interactive exhibit to a variety of events, once it is again safe to do so. Are you hosting an event later in 2020 or 2021 that welcomes any of the above mentioned audiences? Contact me!  I’m the Marketing & Outreach Officer for Parks Canada in Northern Ontario.


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