Sarah McPherson invites you to Café Scientifique at the Canadian Museum of Nature


Taking place this Friday, March 25th, 2011

Sarah McPherson originally hales from the Niagara region and ventured to Ottawa to pursue museum studies. She now works in the education department at the Canadian Museum of Nature and loves every minute of it. Although she loves working with kids, she’s eager to develop programs that are geared towards a bit of an older audience, and hopefully shed the myth that this museum is only for children.

Dinner, documentary, and discussion – what more could you ask for at the Café Scientifique at the Canadian Museum of Nature?

This Friday, March 25th, marks the fourth and final monthly Café Scientifique of the season until the fall, and it certainly won’t disappoint! With Earth Day less than a month away, this month’s discussion question is “Can one person really make a difference?”

The format of the discussion provides the opportunity to share different views on the question at hand in a relaxed atmosphere, where all opinions are welcome. This discussion will be headed by three experts varying in experience and opinions, including a former Green Party Deputy Leader, an executive director of a local environmental organization, and the former president of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association. With their diverse backgrounds and expertise, as well as an audience full of passionate and opinionated minds, this event certainly promises to be an interesting one!

Following a delicious catered meal in our Nature’s Café, participants will then watch the NFB’s production of Earth Keepers, directed, written and researched by Alberta-born Sylvie Van Brabant.


Having played at numerous film festivals, and in turn racking up several awards, this documentary will certainly move you and perhaps even inspire audience members to hold out hope for change.

This season marks the first that the Canadian Museum of Nature hosts the Café Scientifique in its newly renovated building. This space allows guests to enjoy a delicious meal in a very ambient and cozy setting, watch a thought-provoking and relevant documentary in our spacious theatre, and engage in a fascinating, and at times heated, discussion headed by a panel of experts.

Past topics have included “how close is too close…when it comes to wild animals”, “who owns water?”, and the very popular “is flirting instigation or manipulation?” Whatever your passion or pastime may be, there are numerous monthly topics sure to quell any inquiring mind.

So, come on out this Friday for the final Café Scientifique this season at the Canadian Museum of Nature and impart your passion and opinions through discussion with others!

Further information on reservations can be found here or by calling 613-566-4791.