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A Journey to a New Land:En Route Vers un Nouveau Territoire

A Journey to a New Land:En Route Vers un Nouveau Territoire
'A Journey to a New Land' is a scientific journey exploring the history of the Ice Age and the origin of the first peoples in America. Produced with the aid of education professionals, this site includes different content for associated learning levels from primary to post-secondary. Explore the history of the ice age fed by archaeologies' incredible discoveries along with the mysteries that still abound.
Creator(s):SFU Museum of Archaeology
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Aliens Among Us - British Columbia’s Recent Plant and Animal Arrivals
In British Columbia more than 4000 alien species including plants, animals or microorganisms have made their way here with help from humans.
Creator(s):Royal BC Museum
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Beauty in the Beast | The Mill at Britannia Mine

Beauty in the Beast | The Mill at Britannia Mine
On the west coast of British Columbia, Canada, the Mill at Britannia Mines remains an icon of a once great copper mine, which was among the largest in the world. Come explore this immense industrial building, one of the last of its kind in North America, and discover the Beauty in the Beast.
Creator(s):The BC Museum of Mining
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Butterflies North and South

Butterflies North and South
A butterfly's life cycle is an amazing journey. Learn about the migration patterns, and how to identify different species in your own backyard. All this can be found on “Butterflies North and South” a web site jointly created by Canadian and Peruvian experts in the field of Lepidoptera. Follow the famous migration of the Monarch Butterfly, the life cycle of a butterfly from the larval stage, how the Owl Butterfly can elude predators, why Silkworms cannot survive in the wild, and much more. Finally, learn what it takes to create a self sufficient butterfly garden in your own backyard!
This exhibit uses the following plug-ins:QuickTime
Executive producer:Canadian Heritage Information Network
Creator(s):Canadian Museum of Nature; Insectarium de Montréal; Museo La Salle; Provincial Museum of Alberta; Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
This exhibit is also available in: French -- Spanish 

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Canada under the stars

Canada under the stars
Internet site about the history of canadian astronomy. 'Canada under the Stars' virtual exhibit highlights aspects of the legacy left to us by the impassioned stargazers of our country. It is thanks to this legacy that modern Canadian astronomers have garnered a world-class reputation in the field of astronomy.
Creator(s):ASTROLab du Mont-Mégantic
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Collections from Storage: A Visit to our Hidden Treasures
The Musée de la nature et des sciences de Sherbrooke, in partnership with the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC), has just produced a new online exhibit, as part of an initiative of Heritage Canada. This virtual exhibit lets you explore the reserve collection of the Musem. With just a “click” you can go wherever you wish, along corridors, looking in rooms, opening doors and drawers where tens of thousands of collections or objects and specimens are housed. The collection includes birds, mammals, insects, plants and Amerindian artefacts. A virtual visit, a thematic visit and games are different ways to discover these collections. Don’t miss this rare opportunity offered by the curator of the Museum.
Creator(s):Musée de la nature et des sciences de Sherbrooke; Productions Multimage
Contributor(s):Télé-Québec; Productions des Cantons; Archives Deschatelets, Oblats de Marie Immaculée; Archives du Séminaire de Nicolet 2000; Archives - HEC, Fonds du Musée commercial et industriel de Montréal; Centre de conservation du Québec (CCQ); Centre historique des soeurs de Sainte-Anne; Canadian conservation institut (CCI); Louis S. St. Laurent national historic site of Canada; Musée de la civilisation; Parc national de Miguasha; Natural resources Canada; Séminaire de Sherbrooke; The Brome county historical society; Steven Bolduc; Université de Montréal, Department of biological sciences
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Dane Wajich- Dane-zaa Stories & Songs: Dreamers and the Land

Dane Wajich- Dane-zaa Stories & Songs: Dreamers and the Land
Dane Wajich- Dane-zaa Stories & Songs: Dreamers and the Land showcases Doig River First Nation (Dane-zaa) oral traditions and teaches about this group¹s history, culture and connection to the land through an exciting mix of video and sound clips, photographs, and text. The web exhibit was collaboratively produced by the Doig River First Nation and a team of anthropologists, folklorists, linguists and educators.
Creator(s):Le Première Nation de Doig River
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Expedition Arctic
Canada is a great polar nation. Arctic or sub-arctic regions cover forty per cent of our land mass. Yet despite the fact that these regions are considered strategically important, most Canadians know almost nothing about them. Targeted to youth aged 14-29, the goal of this project is to make the Canadian Museum of Nature’s (CMN) Arctic collection and the research that goes on behind the scenes accessible through a journey of discovery and adventure. ExpeditionArctic.ca will join four of Canada’s leading scientists from the CMN as they travel with students from Students on Ice on an Arctic expedition to gather research, objects and educational materials to enrich the Arctic collection. Through an immersive virtual exhibition that can be accessed on the Web and iPad and Android Tablets, visitors will learn about the distinct flora, fauna, and paleontological history of Canada’s largest area.
Creator(s):Canadian Museum of Nature
Contributor(s):HabitatSeven
This exhibit is also available in: French -- English 

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Flora of the Grand lake Meadows

Flora of the Grand lake Meadows
This virtual museum features the flora found in the Grand Lake Meadows through virtual tours, habitat descriptions, a vascular plant database and interactive games for youth.
Creator(s):Mary's Point Shorebird Reserve and Interpretive Centre/Nature NB
Contributor(s):B & B Botanicals; NB Department of Natural Resources; NB Teachers Association
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Getting Better

Getting Better
Getting Better is an online exhibit structured on the departments of a hospital, featuring artifacts and archival images illustrating the people, practices, and technologies associated with hospital health care in the 20th century. It is aimed at students aged 10 to 15 and their teachers, and intended to be used to support and enhance other classroom activities. It includes online games, bibliographies, and a sample lesson plan.
This exhibit uses the following plug-ins:Quicktime; Flash
Creator(s):University Health Network Artifact Collection; Canada Science and Technology Museum
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Hands On!

Hands On!
Since 1928 the Manitoba Branch of the Canadian Handicrafts Guild has been creating works of art that symbolize the multicultural heritage of Canada. The mandate of the Manitoba Craft Guild was to search out new work and to preserve the old. From the start this branch set high standards as the women that comprised it were determined to improve their society and to recognize the talents, traditions and artistic merit that people from all nations brought with them. At 'Hands On!' you are invited to admire a sampling of these incredible contributions made by new and established Canadian artisans
Creator(s):Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Harvests of Prince Edward Island

Harvests of Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island's people have always depended on the land and the sea for their survival. An independent and creative people, Islanders have harvested resources from what was around them. The 'Harvests of Prince Edward Island' project utilizes the collections and resources of the Island's community museums to explore a number of the harvests which have been important to the Island's history. The major harvests represented include the Potato, the Malpeque Oyster, the Silver Fox industry, Irish Moss and Mussel Mud.
This exhibit uses the following plug-ins:Flash Player
Creator(s):Community Museums Association
Contributor(s):International Fox Museum; Alberton Museum; Irish Moss Interpretive Centre; PEI Potato Museum; PEI Shellfish Museum
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Healing Power of Plants

Healing Power of Plants
Did you know that many drugs are based on plants? Explore plant-based medicine’s rich history! Focusing on Canada, this site has games, interviews with healers and scientists, a map of plants and real places to visit, quizzes and more: resources to satisfy the curiosity of young and old alike.
Creator(s):Coalition of Canadian Healthcare Museums and Archives; James J. O'Mara Pharmacy Museum; Museum of Health Care at Kingston; Niagara Apothecary; Royal Botanical Gardens
Contributor(s):Dr. John K. Crellin; Dr. James Low; Barb McKean; Joan O'Mara; Kathryn Pankowski; Felicity Pope; Ernst Stieb; Simonette Seon-Milette
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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History of hydroelectricity in Quebec
Electricity is simply a word that refers to an abundant source of energy accessible to everyone. What do we really know about electricity? Who contributed to its development and use on a large scale? What are the physical principles particular to electricity? How is it produced and sent to our homes? Can electricity be produced in different ways? Visitors to this virtual exhibit will find answers to these questions and more. Presented by the Cité de l'énergie de Shawinigan, this virtual exhibit will help you to better understand the history of hydroelectricity in Quebec. You will learn about the role and importance of Shawinigan Water and Power, one of the most important electric power companies in the country during the first half of the 20th century. Finally, the main components of a hydroelectric complex and generating station are explained and explored.
Creator(s):Cité de l'énergie
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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History of Science Journalism
Whether in newspapers or in magazines, on the radio or on TV, they write and comment on the latest happenings in science. They break it down and explain it in terms you can actually understand. They’re scientific journalists and they show you sides of science that are often useful, at times disturbing, always intriguing, and sometimes even entertaining. The virtual exhibition covers five periods, from 1870 to today, each accompanied by the prevailing scientific concerns and socioeconomic context of the time. Follow the evolution of this captivating profession through original excerpts from the written and electronic press, archive documents, and objects from Musée de la civilisation collections. The exhibition also includes a multimedia zone where young people can try their hand at tackling the challenges of journalism and making science accessible to all. Who knows, some might even decide to become the next David Suzuki, Clément-Arthur Dansereau, or Fernand Seguin.
Creator(s):Musée de la civilisation
Contributor(s):Radio-Canada; Université Laval
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds
Discover the universe of hummingbirds, their morphology, their diet and their breeding behaviour, thanks to magnificent pictures, videos and sound clips. You will discover the five species of hummingbirds living in Canada. You will be amazed by these flying jewels found only in America. Discovery games, amusing experiences and an adventure with Niky the Hummingbird will initiate children to the world of hummingbirds.
Creator(s):Musée de la nature et des sciences
Contributor(s):New Brunswick Museum; Musée du Séminaire de St-Hyacinthe; Royal BC Museum
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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In Search of the Canadian Car
This site explores the fantastic history of cars in Canada through thematic showcases, timeline, and image gallery. Come to your own conclusions about what makes a car Canadian.
Creator(s):Canada Science and Technology Museum
Contributor(s):Museum of Industry; Reynolds-Alberta Museum; Parkwood Estate National Historic Site and Heritage Garden; Paul Deutschman
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Interactive Investigator

Interactive Investigator
Who is the murderer? Find out as you explore the complex world of forensic science through this online Interactive Investigator. You will be introduced to the major disciplines of crime investigation as you try to solve a murder through the eyes of Detective Janet Marlow and her partner Detective John Wilson. From examining the crime scene to collecting evidence, wound and blood analysis, document analysis, toxicology and much more. With the help of your new found understanding of forensic science you will solve a murder and ultimately gain an immense respect for the real world of forensic investigation
Executive producer:Canadian Heritage Information Network
Creator(s):Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Carleton University; Musée de la civilisation; Musée de la Police de Montréal de l'île Bizard; Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale de Montréal; Vancouver Police Centennial Museum; Vancouver Police Department
This exhibit is also available in: French 

Part of the Virtual Museum of Canada
Journeys & Transformations: British Columbia Landscapes

Journeys & Transformations: British Columbia Landscapes
The landscape of British Columbia (BC) Canada changes dramatically from one part of the province to another. From the towering Rocky, Selkirk and Coastal Mountains to the gentle grasslands of the Peace district to the temperate rainforests in BC coastal areas, the landscape of British Columbia supports the eco-tourism, forestry, mining and fishing industries that drive the provincial economy. With exhibits featuring works from BC first nations, this virtual exhibit shows the beauty of the landscapes found in BC.
This exhibit uses the following plug-ins:Macromedia Flash
Creator(s):Royal British Columbia Museum; 7th Floor Media
This exhibit is also available in: French 

Part of the Virtual Museum of Canada
Lighthouses of Prince Edward Island, Beacons of Light

Lighthouses of Prince Edward Island, Beacons of Light
For centuries, lighthouses have been symbols of hope, safety and refuge. Nowhere is their presence more valued than on Prince Edward Island. Although it is only 224 kilometers from North Cape to East Point, the undulating coastline stretches for 1,760 kilometers. Strategically located along the sandy beaches, or standing sentinel atop high red cliffs, there are approximately forty-five beacons (lighthouses) still guiding mariners away from dangerous reefs and into safe harbours.
Creator(s):Community Museums Association of Prince Edward Island
This exhibit is also available in: French