Category Archives: Nature Unleashed

Preparing for the Unexpected When Disaster Strikes

Nature Unleashed, which closes May 5, has a lot to say about natural disasters. But one lesson everyone can take home is to plan and prepare—before the next disaster hits!. Continue reading

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(Plant) Life in a Disaster Zone

When nature wreaks havoc, it’s not only people who have to recover in the aftermath: the environment must regenerate also. Usually first on the scene, many plant species are exceptionally well adapted to this cycle of disturbance and restoration. Continue reading

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Remembering the Ice Storm of 1998: Would You Be Prepared For It Today?

A unique database, featured in the Nature Unleashed exhibition, reveals the impacts of Canada’s natural disasters. Continue reading

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Artefacts from Mount Vesuvius’ Eruption

For a history buff like Sarah McPherson, an educator at the museum, artefacts from Pompeii tell a fascinating story. Continue reading

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Nature Nuisances?

Tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters can have unexpected consequences in nature—a fact that scientists are regularly confronted with, as Mark Graham explains. Continue reading

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The Sudden Magic of an Exhibition

For intern and volunteer Ève Laforest, the opening of an exhibition is a magic moment, when all the elements come together at once. Continue reading

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