EXTRAORDINARY ARCTIC – THE FESTIVAL
April 4 – 28, 2013
Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod St., Ottawa
Students on Ice is proud to be involved with the Extraordinary Arctic Festival taking place throughout the month of April at the Canadian Museum of Nature. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913–1916, the Museum is offering an exciting line-up of activities.
Extraordinary Arctic will bring the far North—its culture, history and natural science—right to the museum, and to the nation’s capital!
Interact with traditional and contemporary Inuit culture through films, storytelling, performing arts, games and activities. Enjoy special presentations by Arctic adventurers. Explore key Arctic issues through dynamic discussions.
This unique, month-long festival will connect Canadians young and old to Canada’s remarkable northern heritage, with rich experiences you won’t soon forget.
As part of the Arctic Armchair Adventure series, Students on Ice will be presenting The Greatest Classroom On Earth on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 pm. Complemented by breathtaking imagery and inspiring footage, several Students on Ice alumni from both Canada’s North and south will lead a virtual expedition through the Arctic. Hear about their visits to Arctic communities and archaeological sites, as well as their encounters with wildlife. Drawing on what they learned from scientists and Inuit elders and from first-hand observations, they will discuss the changing Arctic environment and how it is linked to broader global changes.
Other Extraordinary Arctic events include film screenings, flora of the Canadian Arctic, music, stories, demonstrations, even igloo building!
Tickets are non-refundable, but they may be transferred to another person. Tickets may also be transferred to another date with a minimum of 24 hours’ advance notice.
If you’re in the Ottawa/Gatineau area or will be visiting the region in April, be sure to check out the Extraordinary Arctic Festival!