Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions
About The Manitoba Museum’s Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions Exhibit
Lake Winnipeg was listed as the most threatened lake in the world in 2013 by the Global Nature Fund. This is based on the increase in algal blooms which cover the water in thick greenish slime. Not only is the lake relatively shallow for its size, the sheer amount of land that drains into Lake Winnipeg makes finding solutions difficult. The issue has reached a critical point, and various efforts are underway to save Lake Winnipeg.
The exhibit’s centrepiece is a computer simulation of the Lake Winnipeg Watershed. The first $1 million-dollar exhibit to be built in the Museum’s Science Gallery, it allows visitors to make choices that affect the Lake’s health, and see the results of their actions.