It's hard to believe it has been three months since our Pop-Up Ecology Centre closed! We've taken the last few months to evaluate the whole project (and catch our breath a bit!), and today we're happy to share a final report about the Pop-Up. To read the entire report, see here:
Or, if you are short on time, here is the Executive Summary:
The Pop-Up Ecology Centre occurred from July 21-August 15, 2021 at the Northland Terminal in in the Cow Bay area of Prince Rupert. Over 3200 visitors attended the Pop-Up in the 16 days and 4 evenings that it was open. The theme of “Water shapes the North Coast” took visitors through the region’s iconic water cycle from forest, bog, and estuary all the way to the ocean. Nine tanks housed over 250 local fish and invertebrates (that were released at the end of the Pop-Up), giving visitors a chance to discover the diversity of life found beneath the waves locally. Three staff and 25 volunteers brought the Pop-Up to life, delivering engaging and educational formal and informal programs. Visitor feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Visitors rated the Pop-Up 4.8/5 stars on average, and 98% stated they would recommend visiting to their friends and family. The event was a project of the North Coast Ecology Centre Society, a non-profit organization. It was presented by Peter Kiewit Sons ULC (Kiewit), and housed by the Prince Rupert Port Authority. Twelve other organizations and a community-supported GoFundMe campaign supported the Pop-Up and allowed it to be a great success.