Exhibition opened  Sunday, 29 May 2022

This series of exhibitions look at the ecological impact of climate change from different perspectives.  Curated by Laurel Bohart and Donna Collins, included Climate Crisis: The Cascade Effect in which we discuss the Big Three (balance of predator and prey), prey species health and numbers, and the impact of invasive species on native populations.

Located at Linnea Education Centre, Wild Cortes is the permanent off-site Natural History Education Centre of the Cortes Island Museum & Archives.  Wild Cortes and the EcoLab are part of the Cortes Wild! partnership* which works together to create exhibits and provide extensive educational materials, microscopes and promotes greater awareness about ecology and environmental challenges facing Cortes Island and surrounding regions.

In addition to these new exhibits, at Wild Cortes you will find an extensive list of Cortes Island Flora and Fauna and findings from the Forage Fish Project, a seven-year study lead by Cortes Wild! partner Sabina Leader Mense.


In the picture – Nighthawks over Cortes Bay

*Cortes Wild is a partnership of Cortes Museum & Archives, Linnaea Education Centre, Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island, Discovery Island Ecosystem Mapping (DIEM) Project, Sabina Leader Mense, Rex Weyler and Christian Gronau.

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