‘Soil Superheroes’ a dynamic display at Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory
Published December 29, 2022 at 2:10 pm
Traditionally, we expect superheroes to be flying above our heads, roaming the seven seas or at least showing their daring-do skills at street level.
However, Niagara Parks disagrees, noting, “Beneath our feet, a league of tiny superheroes is continuously working to make life on earth possible.”
To that end, a new interactive exhibit “Soil Superheroes,” created by the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, will be running January 13 to May 2 at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory (2565 Niagara Pkwy).
“Soil Superheroes digs into the secrets of soil science and conservation through playful imagery and a colourful storyline, featuring small-but-mighty characters such as Captain Clay, the Mole, and Wonder Worm, who will teach visitors how their superpowers not only provide humans with food and medicine, but also clean the water we drink and protect our climate,” promises the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.
The bilingual exhibit also examines how human activities — from farming practices to what we buy, reuse, and recycle — affects our soil’s health and sustainability; a critical issue that affects food security, climate, health, and our overall quality of life.
“By educating youth in a fun and interactive way, Soil Superheroes encourages the next generation to be eco-conscious and consider how they can themselves be environmental stewards, by taking simple actions in their daily lives,” said April Jeffs, Niagara Parks Chair.
“We can’t wait for Canadians across the country to meet the Soil Superheroes. This fun exhibition will contribute to a greater understanding and appreciation for the vital role that soil health plays in our environment and to our overall quality of life,” said Kerry-Leigh Burchill, Director General at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.
“We hope our newly assembled band of superheroes will park curiosity about the importance of soil stewardship and sustainability.”
Visitors can enjoy this limited time exhibit free with their paid admission to the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory. Additional information is available HERE.
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