Saturday, April 13, 2024

Annual Easter Event at Montreal’s Ecomuseum Zoo Draws Hundreds of Families

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Families in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue are embracing the Easter spirit at the Ecomuseum, coming together for a fun-filled annual celebration. With a plethora of games and activities for children, the event has drawn in thousands of visitors just on Saturday alone. The pleasant weather has contributed to the large turnout, giving families the perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoor festivities.

The focus of the event goes beyond Easter celebrations, aiming to educate the public about the native animal species at the zoo and how environmental issues impact them. Executive director David Rodrigue emphasizes the importance of connecting people with the animals, sparking an interest in environmental awareness. Topics such as water management, ecosystems, and the effects of climate change are actively discussed, highlighting the challenges faced by wildlife due to human-driven environmental changes.

Rodrigue believes that by presenting educational lessons in a fun and engaging manner, such as through Easter activities, visitors are more likely to understand and remember the information. Visitor Sinclair Harris, who regularly brings her Girls Guides groups to the Ecomuseum, echoes this sentiment, emphasizing the importance of making learning enjoyable to raise awareness about environmental issues.

The Easter event at the Ecomuseum serves a dual purpose of providing entertainment for families while promoting environmental education and conservation. By encouraging visitors to engage with the animals and grasp the impact of human actions on wildlife, the event aims to cultivate a sense of responsibility towards protecting the environment. As the event comes to a close on Monday, families are left with a newfound appreciation for nature and a heightened awareness of the importance of conservation efforts.

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