Expedition Arctic

Creator(s): Canadian Museum of Nature

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.

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