Kaitlyn Richards (left) and Eleanor Bassett

Kaitlyn Richards (left) and Eleanor Bassett

Exhibit travels with nature

A new conservation exhibit at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre explores wildlife travel corridors.

A new conservation exhibit explores the importance of wildlife travel corridors.

How do we get from here to there? opens at Allan Brooks Nature Centre today, and it explores wildlife travel patterns through the year and the importance of preserving habitat corridors needed by wildlife.

“The exhibit themes feature local wildlife and the problems they face but also demonstrate how conservation partners have collaborated to protect nature in the north, central and south Okanagan,” said Carol Luttmer, with the Okanagan Collaboration Conservation Program, which sponsors the exhibit.

“The display will travel to multiple venues from Vernon to Osoyoos over the next two years.”

It will run until mid-September at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre and then move to the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Kelowna, before travelling to Penticton and Osoyoos in 2016.

“We are looking forward to hosting the exhibit which links well to public programs and workshops that Allan Brooks Nature Centre will be presenting this spring, summer and fall,” said Aaron Deans, ABNC executive director.

“The public can participate in Citizen Science projects, like the B.C. Community Bat Program, by signing up with Allan Brooks Nature Centre.”

Exhibit donors include the TD Friends of the Environment, the Vancouver Foundation, Telus and the Okanagan Basin Water Board.

A reception for donors, partners, and friends will be held today from 3 to 5 p.m. at ABNC.