08 Oct, 2013
Ottawa giveaway alert! Win passes to see Frogs – a Chorus of Colours
I am so glad my daughters aren’t the kind of girls who are afraid to do this:
I have to thank my husband for introducing them to these interesting little creatures. I truly believe that kids who spend time outdoors and observing nature (like pond life and frogs) become a little closer to nature, and will want to work a little harder to preserve it.
As for frogs, I’m not eager to catch them in my hand, but I do respect the fact that they’re a barometer of the health of the world we live in, and are very deserving of our admiration and respect.
They are visually stunning, vocally interesting, and are found in very diverse conditions around the world; from frozen tundra to scorching deserts. Frogs have amazing abilities, and it’s more than just being able to jump or camouflage themselves. They can climb, glide, burrow, swim and run. Some are sticky, and some can survive a deep freeze while others have the ability to kill. (Poison dart frogs are my personal favourite frog.) It’s fascinating stuff. And no, it’s not easy being green.
I had the opportunity to check out the newly installed froggie exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Nature recently. (The Museum is a Fishbowl patron and I’m very happy to be able to squeeze in a sneak peek here and there!) It’s great to be able to observe so many interesting varieties in their recreated natural habitats, like this dude:
This colourful exhibition features more than 70 (!!) live frogs from around the world. It’s an extremely visual and educational exhibit with tons of interactive elements that will allow children to activate recorded frog calls, perform a virtual frog dissection, and much more.
As always, the Museum of Nature has created an atmosphere of learning that is also interactive and fun. There is no doubt in my mind that anyone visiting a Chorus of Colours will learn something new there, no matter how old they may be.
Here’s the good news, my friends at the Canadian Museum of Nature have given me two passes to give away to two families!
Interested? Please review the nitty gritty:
- This giveaway is for two family passes to see the frogs at the Canadian Museum of Nature, as well as the permanment galleries. I’ll be giving these passes away to two different families.
- In order for your entry to qualify, please leave a comment below. Tell me, what do YOU think is kinda cool about frogs? If you’re not sure, ask your kids what they think is cool about frogs! :)
- For a second entry you can also leave your comment on this Facebook post. Easy peasy.
- This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. If you can’t post your comment for whatever reason you can email it to me for posting at andrea at quietfish dot com. Please note, I cannot be responsible if your entry is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder!
I will draw two names using Random.org at noon EST on October 15, 2013. The winners will be mailed their passes.
Fans of the Museum of Nature take note! The Museum is opening up its collections facility in Gatineau and you can go on a special behind-the-scenes tour. (I bet you didn’t even know this place existed, but we’re talking about 10.5 million specimens are spread over the equivalent of 5 hockey rinks. Awesome.) It’s taking place on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and it’s free. More info right here.