Over the past year, we’ve been working with the great folks over at the Assiniboine Park Conservancy on a variety of video projects to assist with their capital fundraising efforts. Recently, we were selected to work with them on the new International Polar Bear Conservation Centre (IBPCC) which is currently under construction.
In conjunction with The Portico Group in Seattle, and 15 Letters in Chicago, we’ve been tasked to create a wide variety of videos and animations as part of the IBPCC Interpretive Centre. While there’s lots of details yet to work out, the overall goal of the exhibit is to tell the story of climate change, and what its effect has been, and will be, on Polar Bears (and other animals) in the Arctic. It’s a really exciting project, and we’re thrilled to be involved. As part of the kick-off meeting, were able to get out to survey the site construction and get a good sense of the space where the exhibit will be located.
If you’ve been to the Zoo lately, you will see construction happening behind the old bear enclosures to your right as you enter the Zoo.
The International Polar Bear Conservation Centre is scheduled to open in late September 2011, and is part of the Zoo’s over $31 million Journey to Churchill/Arctic exhibit, which is slated to be fully completed by 2013.