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Can Geo Presents: The Anthropocene Education Program

An international body of scientists has proposed that the Holocene, the last 11,700 years of the Earth's history characterized by stable climates and minimal human impacts, has ended. They suggest instead that the Anthropocene has emerged in its place due to unprecedented human land use, resource consumption and waste production.​ The Anthropocene Project, which is spearheaded by internationally renowned artists Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier and Jennifer Baichwal, has been pivotal in increasing public understanding of the Anthropocene, through evocative photography, documentary and interactive art, as well as captivating augmented and virtual reality experiences.

These audiovisual assets are at the heart of the ​Anthropocene Education Program, ​ a collaboration between The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and ​The Anthropocene Project, and will be on display for guests to explore before sitting down to a thought-provoking conversation with Nicholas de Pencier and viewing a full-length feature of ​ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch. We invite all community members, including educators and their friends and family, to join us for this important and inspiring event.


Wednesday, November 13​th​, 2019


5:30-6:25 pm Cocktail hour with augmented and virtual reality stations, main and upper galleries
6:30-6:55 pm A conversation with Nicholas de Pencier, Alex Trebek Theatre
7:00-8:30 pm Screening of ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch, Alex Trebek Theatre


The Royal Canadian Geographical Society
50 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON

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