The International Peace Garden will be hosting the “AquaVan 150 Connecting Communities to Coastlines” exhibit this coming week.

IPG CEO, Garry Enns, says the “AquaVan 150” is new to the Peace Garden and is one of 150 locations that the exhibit will be visiting on its way across Canada.  It is part of the Canada 150 initiative and is world-class.

The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre’s award-winning AquaVan will be stopping in at the Peace Garden with live marine animals from British Columbia’s coast. AquaVan Educators will facilitate learning through hands-on exploration of aquatic life from around the world.

The exhibit will display a variety of marine creatures as well as address a variety of topics, including pollution in our oceans and it’s effect on marine life.

“My understanding,” says Enns, “is that they will be looking at things from around the world; things we are familiar with -  probably creatures like the sea star or the hermit crab, or plastic.  They’ll be demonstrating how much plastic there floating around in the ocean and how that’s a major problem.”

The “AquaVan 150” exhibit will be open for visitors August 16-17, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 3pm at the International Peace Garden.

For more information on this exhibit visit the webpage www.ocean.org and https://ocean.org/about/

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