The Atlantic puffin is the official bird of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Biodôme drew its inspiration from Labrador, in fact, when designing its Arctic ecosystem, where Atlantic puffins, razorbill auks, common murres and king eiders live together in harmony.

These colony-forming birds, often called sea parrots, also live in Quebec; they are found in a number of seabird colonies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, for instance on Brion, Bonaventure and Anticosti islands and in the Mingan Archipelago.
The Atlantic puffin is the official bird of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Biodôme drew its inspiration from Labrador, in fact, when designing its Arctic ecosystem, where Atlantic puffins, razorbill auks, common murres and king eiders live together in harmony.

These colony-forming birds, often called sea parrots, also live in Quebec; they are found in a number of seabird colonies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, for instance on Brion, Bonaventure and Anticosti islands and in the Mingan Archipelago.

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Atlantic puffin

Atlantic puffin

Biodôme de Montréal

© Biodôme de Montréal, 2005. All rights reserved


Arctic Ecosystem

Arctic Ecosystem

Biodôme de Montréal

© Biodôme de Montréal, 2005. All rights reserved


Bonaventure Island

Bonaventure Island

Biodôme de Montréal

© Biodôme de Montréal, 2005. All rights reserved


Learning Objectives

The learner will:
  • learn more about the ecosystems in the Americas;
  • observe the diversity that each ecosystem offers regarding the flora, fauna as well as climate;
  • identify the elements that shape different ecosystems such as vegetation, wildlife, soil, etc.;
  • develop different causes and consequences of human actions on ecosystems (from grade 4);
  • formulate and justify possible solutions on issues, such as global warming, in order to preserve our ecosystems and biodiversity on Earth (from grade 6).

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