Travelling museum exhibit coming to Kamloops

The travelling Species at Risk exhibit in Victoria, where the touring trailer started off.
Image Credit: Contributed by Royal B.C. Museum

KAMLOOPS - Victoria’s Royal B.C. Museum is sending an exhibit to Kamloops.

The Species at Risk mobile exhibition showcases B.C.’s endangered species like marmots and insects. It will include specimens and hands-on activities, museum spokesperson Mairin Kerr says. The exhibit will be presented by two interpreters sharing information about the animals at risk and human factors in causing the species' decline.

The exhibit will be open during Saturday, July 9 at the Kamloops Farmers Market, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

“It’s such critical information we really want to share with everyone, not just for families,” Kerr says. “There’s a focus on the positive things we can do to make a difference.”

One of the highlights will be a Vancouver Island Marmot exhibit, which is the most endangered mammal in Canada. From the Kamloops area there will be information about the monarch butterfly and scarlet gaura, a grasslands species of plant. Both are currently at risk according to the Canadian government, Kerr says.

The trailer is also scheduled to make an appearance at the Big Little Science Centre on July 11, but will only be open for summer camp participants.

The tour continues across B.C until mid-August.

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