Like our bodies, plants need certain metals to grow and be healthy. Understanding how different plants behave in different environments can help find valuable mineral deposits or successfully restore a damaged environment. From the Squamish Nation’s use of plants along Howe Sound, to a cutting edge application of innovative technology pioneered by Western University, this program explores how enhanced knowledge of plants helps us move towards more sustainable practices.
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This program has been made possible thanks to financial support by the Jérôme H. Remick III Endowment Trust Fund via the Canadian Geological Foundation. We would also like to acknowledge our educational partners Prof Neil Banerjee and Dr. Lisa Van Loon and their team from Western University, who’s synchrotron analysis of Britannia’s rockweed inspired the program.
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The Museum is a premier, non-profit organization dedicated to presenting mining's relevance today and towards a sustainable future. We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the sovereign Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation.