SCIENCE NORTH/ROBERTA BONDAR FOUNDATION
Science North and The Roberta Bondar Foundation have formed a new partnership to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Dr. Roberta Bondar’s historic space travel with Earth Matters, a multi-city series of guest appearances throughout Northern Ontario focused on the trailblazing astronaut’s love for this planet.
She will illustrate her talks on how her unique perspective from space made her appreciate Earth using many of her fine art images and videos.
Participants will be asked to submit their photographs along with a brief description of why what they have captured is meaningful. Once submitted, these photos can be viewed on community pages found on www.therobertabondarfoundation.org.
More details about this challenge will be announced in the first stop of the tour on Apr. 25, 11 a.m. at Algoma University, GLC Field House and posted at that time on the Foundation’s website at www.therobertabondarfoundation.org.
About the Roberta Bondar Foundation
The Roberta Bondar Foundation's mission is to build healthier lives by protecting the natural heritage of our planet. By connecting people to nature through photography, the foundation aims to promote good health while protecting the planet.
Programs include nature photography programs for youth, traveling photography exhibitions on biodiversity for all generations, research and speakers' series by Dr. Roberta Bondar.~www.therobertabondarfoundation.org.
Science North’s attractions include a science centre, IMAX® theatre, digital Planetarium, butterfly gallery, special exhibits hall, and Dynamic Earth – Home of the Big Nickel, a separate science centre focused on mining and earth sciences.
In addition to the two science centres in Sudbury, Science North also oversees an award-winning~Large Format Film production unit,~as well as an~Exhibit Sales and Service unit, which develops custom and ready-made exhibits for sale or lease to science centres, museums, and other cultural institutions all over the world.
Science North, in partnership with Laurentian University, have developed North America's first and only comprehensive~Science Communication program, a 10-month joint graduate diploma program.
As part of its mandate, Science North provides science experiences throughout Northern Ontario including outreach to schools and festivals, summer science camps and more, and has a permanent base in Thunder Bay providing outreach to the Northwest. Science North is an agency of the Government of Ontario. For more information please visit ScienceNorth.ca.
2017 is the 150th anniversary of Ontario as a province. To recognize this historically significant year, the government launched Ontario150, a year-long commemoration that is honouring the province’s past, showcasing the present and inspiring future generations.
Through Ontario150 grant programs and a series of signature initiatives, Ontario is engaging youth, encouraging cultural expression, promoting participation in sport and recreation, and creating economic opportunities across the province.