Earth Day at Ontario Science Centre
April 22 is Earth Day. This global campaign will see more than 6 million Canadians join 1 billion people around the world in organizing and participating in events and projects to address local environmental issues.
What steps will you be taking to help make a difference?
For their part, the Ontario Science Centre is stepping up their game by designating April as Environment Month. Throughout April, the Ontario Science Centre will look at the intriguing and fragile nature of water. Change the way you think about water. Take part in eco-experiences and special science insights to learn more about how much water is used in your day-to-day activities. Also, find out more about Lake Ontario, our local Great Lake.
Some interesting facts about water (source: Environment Canada):
- About 70% of the earth is covered in water.
- You can survive about a month without food, but only 5 to 7 days without water.
- Water is the only substance found on earth naturally in three forms – solid, liquid and gas.
- Canada has about 25% of the world's wetlands – the largest wetland area in the world.
- With approximately 8% of its territory covered by lakes, Canada has more lake area than any other country in the world.