As many of you know, Julie Moskalyk, Senior Manager of International Sales took on a new role leading our earth sciences center, Dynamic Earth effective July 1. We are all excited to introduce you to our new Senior Manager of International Sales, Ashley Larose.
After joining Science North in 2006, Ashley has held a number of roles; including leading our Outreach initiatives and playing a key role in our Education team. Her time in Outreach allowed her to collect a wealth of sales and travel experience - often throughout the back roads of northern Ontario! As a trained scientist with a Masters in Biology, Ashley has worked in labs throughout North America and even survived a stint on a whale tracking boat on the West Coast. She holds a true passion for science and getting people excited about the world around them, and is looking forward to sharing that passion with our clients and partners.
If you would like to contact Ashley she can be reached at:
705.522.3701 ext. 311
Check out our latest traveling exhibit
Arctic Voices *working title
Available for lease as of Winter 2015
Arctic Voices is a 5,000 sq ft traveling exhibit that takes visitors to the fascinating and changing world of the Arctic, through interactive and artifact-based exhibits and multimedia experiences. The exhibit showcases the unique nature of this polar region, how it is at the front line of a global changing climate and explores the current science that is being undertaken there.
Visitors explore the impact of changing climate in the Arctic through many lenses, including the land, sea, and ice; the fascinating animals that live there; the people that inhabit this region; and the scientists who are helping to reveal what makes this place so special.
The emblem of the Arctic has long been the majestic polar bear, but there is much more to the Arctic landscape and its wildlife for visitors to explore. The Arctic has terrestrial and marine ecosystems interdependent on one another, supporting both land and marine animals and plants, many of which are found nowhere else. People are an integral part of the Arctic; they have lived there for millennia and mastered skills of Arctic survival. However, their environment is changing and they are witnessing first hand the impacts of climate change on their lives.
Arctic Voices provides visitors with the content and context to explore, and ultimately be inspired to protect this fragile and special region. The challenge of global climate change has gripped public attitudes, and the Polar Regions are "canaries in the climate change coal mine."
Note: This exhibit material represents an exhibition that is under development. Exhibit content and concepts are subject to change. Arctic Voices is a working title and is also subject to change.
Wonders of the Arctic large format film:
A perfect pairing to the Arctic Voices* traveling exhibit
Our latest large format film will make a seamless pairing with our Arctic Voices traveling exhibit. Set to premiere in early 2014, our latest large format film production will deepen your visitors' Arctic experience.
The Arctic has always been a place of mystery, myth and fascination. The Inuit and their predecessors adapted and thrived for thousands of years in what is arguably the harshest environment on earth.
Today, the Arctic is a hub of activity. Nearly a million people live above the Arctic Circle, including nearly 60,000 descendants of those early Inuit people, while thousands of scientists and explorers journey north each year searching for answers to questions about the impact human activities are having on this fragile region.
Our ongoing quest to explore and understand the Arctic is the main theme of this film, and the stories of these quests will be interwoven to create a unifying message about the state of the Arctic today.
Underlying all these stories is the crucial role that ice plays in the northern environment and the changes that are quickly overtaking the people and animals who have adapted to this land of ice and snow.
Arctic ice is the foundation upon which the animals and plants of the north depend. Sea ice is important beyond just providing a platform for the food chain. It has been found to play a major role in the carbon cycle through its ability to store atmospheric CO2. Historically, nearly half of the Arctic was covered by ice year round. Now, only the northernmost 20% of the Arctic remains frozen year round, and it's predicted that within 15 years there could be a completely ice-free Arctic during some months of the year.
Does your Arctic knowledge only include the tip of the iceberg? Read on and wow your visitors and colleagues!
The word 'Arctic' comes from the Greek name 'arktikos', for 'bear'... directly tied to the Ursa Major, or the Great Bear, constellation, visible in the northern sky.
The Arctic Circle marks the region above which, for at least one day a year, there are 24 hours of daylight in the summer and 24 hours of darkness in the winter.
The line of the Arctic Circle is about 1,650 miles south of the North Pole.
The Arctic Ocean covers 5.4 million square miles, an area larger than Europe.
Grey whales migrate 12,500 miles from the Arctic to Mexico and back every year.
Eight countries extend into the Arctic: Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Canada and the USA.
Polar bears are the largest of all bears. Male polar bears may weigh twice as much as a Siberian tiger. Most adult males weigh 660-1320 lb and measure 7.9-8.5 ft in length. According to Guinness World Records 2006, the largest polar bear on record weighed an estimated 1960 lb and was 11 ft 11 in tall.
Not surprisingly, the coldest temperatures ever recorded on Earth have been in our polar regions. In North America, the coldest temperature ever recorded was minus 81.4°F on February 3, 1947, at Snag in the Yukon.
Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, officially open now!
Genome: Unlocking Life's Code traveling exhibit is now on show at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. This is a partnered project between Science North, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the National Human Genome Research Institute. The four-year tour of this 3,000 sq ft traveling exhibit will begin in September 2014. Science North is leasing and touring the exhibit.
Full details about the exhibit
Some say back to school, we say, back to our favorite conferences!
We will be attending and exhibiting at the best autumn conferences our industry has to offer.
Cathy Cranmer will be on the road attending the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) annual conference in Kansas City, MO from Sept. 10-12. Be sure to catch up with her to get the goods on our new Arctic Voices traveling exhibit. Make sure to ask her about the innovative 360 degree multimedia object theater that we are creating for the Assiniboine Park Zoo's Journey to Churchill, opening in Spring 2014.
Cathy will also be attending the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) annual conference Sept 14-17 in Ottawa, ON, Canada, if you want to talk Mysteries of the Great Lakes large format film and the multiple formats we carry it in, catch up with her!
If you would like to book a meeting, please contact:
External Sales Representative
705.522.3701 ext 377
Science North will be exhibiting at the Association of Science and Technology Centres (ASTC) annual conference Oct 19-20 in Albuquerque, NM. Be sure to stop by and see the great new visitor experiences we have for you! We will be in booth #714.
Make sure to mark your calendars for our session on Saturday, October 20 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. all about our latest traveling exhibit Arctic Voices *working title.
Wrapping up before the snow flies, we will exhibiting at the International Association of Amusement Parks Association (IAAPA) EXPO Nov 18-22. Come and try out our sharpest exhibit in stock, our revenue generating, coin-operated bed of nails! Drop by booth #2847.
OMG, we need an exhibit stat! No need to panic, we have your back!
Available Summer 2014, Fall 2014
Full tour schedule
Wildlife Rescue involves visitors in compelling stories of animal rescue and restoration, the passionate people who are dedicating their lives to taking action, and the science behind their efforts. The exhibit showcases interesting and unique species from around the world. Wildlife Rescue presents topics and themes important to the health of habitats and the ecosystems of our planet. It imparts the message that we, as individuals, can make a difference.
For more information about leasing our traveling exhibits:
Senior Manager, International Sales
705.522.3701 ext. 311
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