Museum exhibit highlights habitat connectivity in Cascadia this summer

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Maintaining and restoring habitat connectivity is a top adaptation priority for wildlife, allowing them options to move on the landscape in response to changing conditions over time.  This summer, a museum is bringing that concept to life in Cascadia for a suite of species utilizing the drier habitats of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia that extends southward into Washington.

The Penticton Museum and Archives presents “How Do We Get From Here to There? Traveling the Green Highway” an exhibit that looks at how animals use natural pathways, or wildlife corridors, to travel finding food, water, shelter, and mates. The exhibit hopes to increase awareness of the importance of wildlife corridors and offers hands-on activities that illustrate life for an animal looking for ways to move around the Okanagan Valley. Visitors can also explore natural and human-made landscapes through a layered map interface and build their own pollinator garden to improve bee connectivity in a 3D neighbourhood. The exhibition runs from June 8 to September 2. For more information contact the Penticton Museum & Archives 250-490-2454 or chandra.wong@penticton.ca.

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