Energy: Power to Choose exhibition opens at the Canada Science and Technology Museum
OTTAWA, July 15, 2011 /CNW/ - On Saturday July 16, the Canada Science and Technology Museum will open Energy: Power to Choose, a new exhibition that explores Canada's energy production, distribution and consumption, and the influences that shape the choices we make.
"Our energy consumption and production evolves with each discovery we make, technology we create, new policy we develop and with changes in social behaviour," says Denise Amyot, President and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. "The exhibition, Energy: Power to Choose, invites visitors to reflect on their own energy consumption and the choices they make every day about how they use and save energy."
Energy: Power to Choose examines the technologies developed and used in Canada to increase the efficiency, availability, and security of energy production and supply, and to decrease the environmental footprint of our energy use.
The exhibition will present audio, video, and touch screen technologies to provide interactive experiences for visitors of all ages. Highlights include a globe more than a metre in diameter that can project audio-visual presentations, and a five-metre tank with two electric eels. Visitors will also have the opportunity to produce their own energy with the human hamster wheel and cause a Tesla coil to shoot a one-metre long lightning bolt.
This exhibition is part of Let's Talk Energy - Engaging Ideas for Canada's Future, a six-year national initiative designed to encourage Canadians to discuss key issues surrounding energy in Canada. Beginning in June 2011, the initiative presents groundbreaking energy exhibitions at the Corporation's three Museums - the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (opened June 16th), the Canada Agriculture Museum (opened July 9th) and the Canada Science and Technology Museum (opening July 16th).
This initiative is supported by a network of institutions and partners, and will offer a series of nationally distributed programs and activities such as travelling and on-line exhibitions, tools for students and teachers, as well as symposiums and workshops (energy.technomuses.ca).
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