The Lambton Heritage Museum proudly hosts “Hands-On Nature”, a travelling exhibition from the Royal Ontario Museum from March 5, 2017 until April 28, 2017.
Preserving the diversity of life on Earth is not only beneficial to humanity but essential. Learn about different aspects and levels of biodiversity, from the broad perspective of habitats to the relationships of species and their genetic makeup. Habitat destruction is the most serious threat to biodiversity, but there are others as well. Particular problems in this era of globalization are the trade in endangered species and the introduction of non-native species, which can have devastating consequences. Fortunately there are people and organizations that strive to preserve or restore native habitats and species and Hands-on Nature encourages participation in these efforts.
Based on the popular Hands-on Biodiversity Gallery at the ROM, this exhibition features mounted specimens and includes several touchable and interactive elements built into the case drawers. The topics covered include: Diversity of Life, Biomes of Canada, Species Interactions, Invasive Species, Endangered Species and Conservation. Hands-on Nature features the diversity of life in Canada and emphasizes our role as Canadians in preserving and restoring the habitats around us.
This fascinating display invites visitors of all ages to discover biodiversity. Active learning through observation and experimentation stimulates adults and children to become more aware of their natural surroundings.
Free with regular museum admission; regular museum hours.