“Space for Species” by Marc Garneau
IN 1984, DR. MARC GARNEAU BECAME THE FIRST CANADIAN to fly
in space. With additional missions in 1996 and 2000, he has
spent 677 hours in space. Recently appointed President of the
Canadian Space Agency, he has a unique vision for Canada's
The Canadian Space Agency is committed to
developing and applying space knowledge and technology for
the benefit of all Canadians. In particular, Earth and the
environment have become the Agency's top priorities.
Dr. Garneau will provide a fascinating illustrated overview
of our national space program's achievements and explain
how Canadian technology is tracking greenhouse gases around
the world and addressing wildlife concerns.
Space for Species is one environmental initiative
that uses space-age technology to help Canadians, especially youngsters,
understand the issues related to species at risk in Canada. As
a web-based educational project, it links students with wildlife
biologists to monitor the migrations and habitats of several species.
Students and others can track the movements of polar bears, peregrine
falcons, caribou, common and king eider ducks and leatherback turtles
from above the Earth's atmosphere.
Join us for a talk that is both out of this world and in our own backyard!
This lively presentation will appeal to people of all ages interested in space
or the environment.
Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday,
April 25, 2002, at 7:30 p.m.
Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive
Reserved seating tickets available
starting Monday, March 25, 2002 at:
• For more information visit Space
for Species and The Canadian Space Agency.
• To view more animals on the edge, go to our Species at Risk page.