The Educational Component of Pathway to Phytotechnologies

The inspiring, educational pathway will explain the different types of phytotechnology through demonstrations, visitor activities and models, allowing visitors to imagine how these technologies can be used in daily life at home, in the workplace and in the community.  Panels aimed at school groups and fact sheets for decision makers in companies and municipal organizations will enhance the Pathway to Phytotechnologies learning experience.

“By supporting the educational component of Pathway to Phytotechnology, the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation is encouraging Space for Life visitors to learn more about the emerging field of green technology and how plants contribute to solve environmental problems at home, in the workplace and in the community.”

– Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation

“The J. Armand Bombardier Foundation is a committed philanthropic partner. It supports organizations all over Canada that work for the social and economic development of their fellow citizens and their communities. We are proud to contribute to the educational component of Pathway to Phytotechnology so that visitors can benefit from Space for Life’s scientific knowledge.”

– The J. Armand Bombardier Foundation

Filtering Marshes Station of Pathway to Phytotechnologies

Plant roots, bacteria and micro-organisms in the Aquatic Garden’s two filtering marshes will purify the water used in the closed loop feeding the plant collection basins.

“Through its financial support of the Filtering Marshes Station at the Botanical Garden, RBC is acting on its commitment to preserve water, a vital resource, now and for generations to come. This is how we have chosen to help build prosperity for our communities.”

– Martin Thibodeau
President, Quebec Headquarters
RBC

“The use of plants to restore tailings and dumps is common practice, but they could also be used for other purposes as part of the site’s complete restoration. It was therefore only natural for the Québec Mining Association and Space for Life Foundation to join forces and support the creation of the Botanical Garden’s Pathway to Phytotechnology project.”

– Josée Méthot
President and CEO
Québec Mining Association

“We are proud to partner with Space for Life Foundation to develop the
entomological counter that helps the Insectarium’s specialists answer thousands of questions from visitors annually.”

– Michel Maheu
Executive Director
Maheu&Maheu

Operational Funding

The Space for Life Foundation wishes to express its heartfelt thanks to the city of Montréal for its $250,000 operational grant. Thanks to the city’s thoughtful support, the Foundation can invest 100% of its donations in Space for Life projects.