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Pump House Steam Museum announces Waterscape lecture series

July 12, 2013 -

‘Canada's Waterscapes' exhibition on until September 1

The Pump House Steam Museum, 23 Ontario St., announces a series of lectures by honoured speakers – including one who is just 14 – in conjunction with the Canada's Waterscapes exhibition, on until September 1.  Canada's Waterscapes is a traveling exhibit from the Canadian Museum of Nature exploring five key water-based ecological systems, four of which can be found in the Kingston area, lakes, rivers, estuaries, wetlands and oceans. Plan to take in this all-ages exhibit along with one of these presentations:

  • 11 a.m., Saturday, July 20 – A Wave of Change, presented by Robyn Hamlyn
    Robyn is a 14 year-old water activist determined to make a change. Since learning about the world water crisis two years ago, she has tirelessly worked to make every community in Canada "Blue". Listen to her inspiring story and find out what you can do to help.
  • 2 p.m., Saturday, July 20  – On Thin Ice: Canada's Arctic Freshwater Ecosystems in a Multiple-Stressor World, presented by Dr. John Smol, Queen's University.
    Dr. Smol, was recently named an Officer of the Order of Canada, and is a world leader in environmental research. He will discuss how the highly sensitive ecosystems of the Arctic are changing as a result of human impact.
  • 2 p.m., Saturday, July 27 – Aquatic Invasive Species: Their impact on aquatic ecosystems and how to prevent their spread, presented by Dr. Shelly Arnott, Queen's University.
    Join Dr. Arnott to learn the about invasive species found throughout the Great Lakes and the simple steps that boaters can take to keep them at bay.

For more details, please visit www.steammuseum.ca/events

All programming is included with admission, $5.15 for adults, $4.40 for students and seniors, and $1.55 for children under 12.

The Pump House Steam Museum is located at 23 Ontario St., 613-546-PUMP (7867), phsmuseum@cityofkingston.ca or visit www.steammuseum.ca

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For further information please contact Stephanie Earp at (613) 546-4291 ext. 1377 or searp@cityofkingston.ca