Ends of the Earth: From Polar Bears to Penguins is a unique, timely, highly educational and interactive polar experience for the curious and adventuresome.
Amazing, awesome and cool! Something that kids can learn from. And parents too!
Ends of the Earth: From Polar Bears to Penguins is the only major exhibition of its kind and as close as audiences will get to our polar regions without bundling up!
The serious challenge of global climate change has gripped public attitudes and our polar regions are “canaries in the climate change coal mine”. Ends of the Earth exposes the fragile facts about the frozen poles.
The exhibition coincides with the fourth International Polar Year (IPY), which will be celebrated from 2007 to 2009. (IPY measurements can be taken for more than a year. Therefore, the IPY encompasses two years.)
In addition, there are some important polar exploration centennials on the horizon. 2009 is the centennial of Robert Peary’s highly contentious conquest of the North Pole. As well, 2011 is the 100th anniversary of the Amundsen-Scott battle for the South Pole.
“Tip of the iceberg” best describes how much most people know and understand about our polar regions. Ends of the Earth reveals the other 90% through interactive artifact-based displays, specimens and/or multimedia.