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Science World hosting FREE showing of Ryan Reynolds' BC rainforest documentary

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Rumneek Johal May 24, 2019 10:08 am 272

Science World is hosting a free screening of Ryan Reynold’s IMAX documentary Great Bear Rainforest next month.

The documentary, narrated by Vancouver’s very own Ryan Reynolds and made by Spirit Bear Entertainment, is meant to showcase the rich nature of the Great Bear Rainforest.

The first giant screen film for IMAX theatres shot exclusively in the province, the film shows the underwater life of salmon river valleys to the ice-capped peaks of the Coast Mountains, as well as unprecedented close-up footage of the rare white-furred spirit bear and stunning footage of the coastal wolves, grizzly bears, sea otters, humpback whales, sea lions, salmon, and the annual herring spawn.

The free event at Science World on June 4 will feature a special screening of the film as well as a panel discussion about the state of BC’s wildlife.

The dialogue will address not only the process that resulted in the rainforest’s protection but also its uncertain future.

Discussion topics will include the future of salmon stocks, the ban on grizzly trophy hunting and the need for the protection of the adjacent Great Bear Sea.

The event panellists include:

  • Hon. George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
  • Doug Neasloss, Chief Councillor, Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation
  • Jody Holmes, PhD, Project Director, Rainforest Solutions Project
  • Chris Darimont, PhD, Science Director, Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Raincoast Chair of Applied Conservation Science, University of Victoria

The event will also feature a question and answer period with the audience.

The event is free but registration is required. You can register online here.

You can learn more about the Great Bear Rainforest and the efforts to protect it at Pacific Wild.

Great Bear Rainforest Free Screening

When: Tuesday, June 4,  2019

Time: 7 to 9 pm

Where: Science World

Cost: Free!

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