The Aquatic Biosphere team was invited to spend the weekend at the Telus World of Science Edmonton, or TWOSE, to help launch the new IMAX feature film, Secrets of the Sea. An incredibly beautiful journey that you simply must see. When you're finished with the film, then take a wander into the feature exhibit, Out of the Depths, The Blue Whale Story. You will meet a full sized skeleton of a blue whale, the largest animal to ever roam the planet's biosphere.
The AquaBio team set up in the new lobby of the TWOSE with an array of marine animal specimens including coral skeletons, shells, preserved pufferfish, along with a touch table of shells and coral pieces for visitors to explore with magnifying glasses, microscopes and stories. The visitors were excited to engage, and we were delighted to share some stories, facts and personal experiences we have had with some of these animals.
Many thanks to the TWOSE for inviting us to help support these important stories of our underwater ecosystems.
We were pleased to have the Alberta Underwater Council there with us, to talk about real life underwater experiences and share their love of the scuba sport and the community work they hold important, such as shoreline and lake bottom garbage clean-ups.
For more information on the Alberta Underwater Council, visit https://www.albertaunderwatercouncil.com/
View the trailer for the IMAX film, Secrets of the Sea at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLH6vDKxiDg
To reserve your tickets to the film at the Telus World of Science, or to get general admission tickets that include the Blue Whale story, visit https://telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca/tickets/
Finally, all this is done by the incredible volunteers at the Aquatic Biosphere Society, without whom the Society could not do this kind of public engagement. They are simply the finest group of people to work with. If you are interested in volunteering with the Aquatic Biosphere, visit the volunteer page on this site for more information: https://www.aquaticbiosphere.ca/volunteer Shout out to Lee, Arie, Sherry, Justine and Paula, with a special mention to Cathie from the Underwater Council.
Watch for the next event with our friends at TWOSE coming on January 26 with one of their popular adult-only Dark Matters event. The topic this time is the popular 'Science of Sex' brought back by popular demand. The Aquatic Biosphere Project will be there!