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Wild Things wins the BC Museum Associations Award of Merit: (Excellence in Exhibitions category)

Wild Things wins the BC Museum Associations Award of Merit: (Excellence in Exhibitions category)

It takes a lot of Volunteers to win an Award The exhibition Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives is a co-production between the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) and Nature Vancouver.  Wild Things opened in June 2018 and has been extended to January 12, 2020 due to its popularity with school groups and other museum visitors.  In writing this celebratory blog I hope to convey the power of volunteerism.  Since this is three years after the project began,…

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Contest Winner. Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives photo contest

Contest Winner. Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives photo contest

I think nature always tells the truth and how a person views nature and shares it with others tells the truth of that person’s character. – William Winslowhansen William Winslowhansen is the winner of the recent photo contest administered by the Museum of Vancouver. This contest is part of the Nature Vancouver co-produced exhibition Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives that closes on Sept 29th, 2019. Among the several photos submitted by William is this rare image…

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Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives closing update

Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives closing update

As the Wild Things winds up to its close on September 29, it is a good time to reflect on some of its successes.  This co-production between Nature Vancouver and The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) began in 2016.  The opening reception occurred on June 28, 2018, very close to the 100 year mark for Nature Vancouver’s beginning.  Wild Things enjoys proximity to two exceptional exhibitions.  The MOV’s feature exhibition, Haida Now, which opened shortly prior to Wild Things provides museum…

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Tour of Vancouver Transit Centre

Tour of Vancouver Transit Centre

Trip Report by Cathy Walker On 14 May, 2019, our visit to the Vancouver Transit Centre was extremely interesting.  I had no idea how the electric trolley system worked.  It was fascinating getting the explanation from our superb tour leader, Elena Klein, on how the driver has to be flowing and precise in going through overhead wire junctions at exactly the right speed, with all of the correct movements of wires, pedals and levers.  Elena described it like dancing, and…

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Thank-you to All Those Who Offered Interpretation Events for Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives in 2018

Thank-you to All Those Who Offered Interpretation Events for Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives in 2018

Far before the actual June 28th opening of Wild Things, many volunteers were busy creating displays and brainstorming event topics to offer the public on select Saturdays.  Thanks to these individuals, visitors to the co-produced exhibition had the opportunity to speak, one on one, with experts on various nature subjects. Lynette Grants and Eva Nagy of Friends of Cypress Park Jude and Al Grass of Nature Vancouver Ron Long of Nature Vancouver Danielle Dagenais of South Coast Bat Conservation Society Lori…

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Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives Opens to the Public June 28

Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives Opens to the Public June 28

Nature Vancouver’s co-production with the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) opens to the public on June 28, 2018. Wild Things is an invitation to reflect on the wonders of nature up close and rekindle our relationship with the natural world in and around the city. The exhibition, organized into two large galleries, proposes two different and interrelated ways of connecting with nature: the first gallery explores direct encounters with nature; the second, our desire to understand nature and engage with it….

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