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OTTAWA, December 21, 2016 — The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation’s Let’s Talk Energy initiative has just completed the On Thin Ice expedition. Members of the Museum team, accompanied by internationally renowned ice climber and Red Bull athlete Will Gadd, descended into Alberta’s Athabasca Glacier to explore the effects of climate change on the glacier. The team was joined by Martin Sharp, a glaciologist from the University of Alberta, who helped explain the impacts that climate change has had, and will have, on the area in general and the ice fields in particular.
The three-day expedition’s objective is to create a video series featuring fascinating images and video to showcase the impacts of climate change on the Canadian landscape through the lens of extreme sport.
The Corporation thanks the following expedition partners:
- Red Bull Canada
- Discovery Canada
- Parks Canada
- University of Alberta
Look back on the expedition!
Medium and high resolution photos for download (.zip file 95 MB)
“The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is a proud champion of energy and climate conversation. Our organization continually searches for new ways to engage Canadians in this important discussion. The On Thin Ice expedition is a great example of a creative way to highlight the impact of climate change in Canada, and provide a platform to discuss solutions.”
— Alex Benay, President and CEO, Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
About the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is Canada’s only comprehensive science and technology collecting institution. Headquartered in Ottawa, the Corporation operates three Museums: the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The Corporation’s mandate is to preserve Canada’s scientific and technological heritage, while promoting, celebrating, and sharing knowledge of that heritage and how it affects Canadians’ daily lives. To learn more, visit techno-science.ca.
About Let’s Talk Energy
Let’s Talk Energy is a national energy literacy initiative based at the Canada Science and Technology Museum that aims to promote an informed discussion on energy and climate with all Canadians. This multi-year initiative reaches millions of Canadians across the country every year through exhibitions, school programs and kits, social media programming, virtual tools, and events. To learn more, visit energy.techno-science.ca.