News from Kamloops

July 6, 2016

Travelling Exhibit: Species at Risk

Kamloops, B.C. – There are approximately 1,900 species at risk in British Columbia, with many of them calling the Kamloops area home, including the western rattlesnake, burrowing owl and great spadefoot toad. Join the KMA and the Kamloops Farmers Market as they welcome the Royal BC Museum and their travelling exhibit, Species at Risk, on Saturday, July 9th from 8:00 am to noon. 

“We created Species at Risk to tell a story that is of critical importance to this province,” explains Professor Jack Lohman, CEO of the Royal BC Museum. “We are extending our research and expertise to communities around the province to better explain what we do.”

The travelling exhibition is housed in an inventively re-made trailer and accompanied by skilled and personable interpreters from the Royal BC Museum and the Robert Bateman Centre. The public is invited to visit, explore and learn for free on Saturday during the market from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. A formal address will take place from 10:00 am to 10:30 am with words from the Vice President of Collections, Knowledge and Engagement, Dr. Scott Cooper, as well as some remarks by the Honorable Dr. Terry Lake.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada, TELUS, Quality Foods, The Robert Bateman Centre, and the John and Joan Walton Innovation Fund.

About the KMA:
The KMA holds a mirror to Kamloops. Established in 1937, the Museum acquires, preserves, and makes available the documentary heritage of the City. With an exhaustive collection of over 20,000 artefacts and one of the Interior’s oldest and largest Archives, its holdings are the spark and the evidence of our shared history. The KMA preserves the past to make sense of the present and move imaginatively into the future.

About the Royal BC Museum:
The Royal BC Museum explores the province’s natural and human history, advances new knowledge and understanding of BC, and provides a dynamic forum for discussion and a place for reflections. The museum and archives celebrate nature, culture and history, telling the stories of BC in ways that enlighten, stimulate and inspire. Looking to the future, the Royal BC Museum will be a refreshed, modern museum, extending its reach far beyond Victoria as a world-class cultural venue and repository of digital treasures.

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Media Contact:
Sylvia Gropp, Museum Interpreter
Kamloops Museum & Archives
250-828-3493
sgropp@kamloops.ca




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