EARTH DAY @ the Museum: Creepy Crawlies and Synthetic Features on Film


Redpath Museum Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C4, CA

Earth Day Workshop: Creepy crawlies around us

April 13, 11h30 (in english) and/et 13 avril à 13h (en francais)

Zoom into the fascinating world of insects! With the help of a GUEPE naturalist, discover this often misunderstood universe. Expore the difference between vertebrates, invertebrates and insects. Learn more about insect bodies and how they use their their legs, head and abdomen. Explore their impressive specializations through different games and activities, and discover the diversity of the insect world through our collection!

Le jour de la terre : Les insectes autour de nous 

13 avril, 13h

Zoom vers le monde grouillant des insectes! Accompagné d'un naturaliste, découvrez ce univers méconnu. Faites la différence entre vertébrés, invertébrés et insectes. Apprenez-en plus sur les différentes parties anatomiques qui forment le corps de ces derniers. Comment utilisent-ils leurs pattes, leur tête et leur abdomen? Voyez les spécialisations de ces petits animaux à travers différents jeux et manipulations. Observez également la diversité de ces petites bêtes à travers la présentation de notre collections d'insectes! (en francais).

2 sessions for/ pour ALL / TOUS les âges: 11h30 – 12h30 (in english) and 13h-14h (in french). $7/child/ enfant. FREE/GRATUIT pour parents.

Tel:  514-398-4092514-398-4092 to reserve in advance/ en avance.

April 13, 14h: Synthetic Futures on Film

By Britt Way

Synthetic biology is the most recent advancement in genetic engineering that modifies living systems for human ends, applying an "engineer's mindset" to the complexity of nature. From foods, fuels, and medicine to the resurrection of extinct species, the aim of synthetic biology is to replace the factory floor with the living cell. But how is it done? And what are some of the greater social, ethical, and environmental implications of our synthetic futures? (In English)

Britt Wray is a biotech researcher and science radio producer making programs for the CBC. Britt will lead a guided tour of the synthetic biology landscape in this talk. Her presentation is accompanied by selected excerpts from a forthcoming documentary film on synthetic biology from Field Test Film Corps that she worked on as an editorial assistant in Portland, Oregon.

In Auditorium. Free Everyone welcome.