Bringing Science North Exhibition to Northern Communities
Ontario invests in traveling conservation exhibit
With an investment of $112,500 from the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Science North is bringing its popular exhibition, Wildlife Rescue, to four northern communities: Kenora, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and Kirkland Lake. The interactive multimedia exhibition showcases animals from around the world and the conservationists who are helping them to survive in their natural habitats.
Strengthening the North's tourism sector is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four‑part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.
- Since 2003, the NOHFC has invested $999 million in 6,570 projects in Northern Ontario, creating or sustaining more than 25,100 jobs.
- In the Thunder Bay region, the NOHFC has invested $155 million in 1,311 projects, creating or sustaining more than 5,070 jobs, since 2003.
- The NOHFC’s investments in economic development are an important part of the Ontario government’s Growth Plan for Northern Ontario.
“By bringing dynamic exhibitions such as Wildlife Rescue to northern communities, Science North, with the support of the NOHFC, is making it possible for students and residents to benefit from interactive educational experiences close to home.”
“I am pleased that NOHFC is supporting the Wildlife Exhibit and that people in Northern Ontario and visiting Northern Ontario will learn the value of helping wildlife survive in their natural habitat.”
“Travelling exhibitions are important to Northern Ontario attractions. They are key to drawing tourists to the North and providing a significant element of change at our centres. We are thankful for the NOHFC’s support on this exciting project.”