Best Exhibit or Show - Large Institution
Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions – The Manitoba Museum
Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions explores a major environmental crisis: the declining health of Lake Winnipeg. Using science-based game technology, visitors make decisions and seeing the results of their choices, not only on the health of the lake but also on the social and economic fabric of their region. In 2013, Lake Winnipeg was named the most threatened lake in the world by the Global Nature Fund. To communicate this important issue to Manitobans, The Manitoba Museum (TMM) partnered with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) to create the Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions interactive exhibit.
Upon entering the exhibit, the visitor is met with the ambient sounds and motion of water. A live eco-system aquarium, interactive water table, natural history specimens, and Personal Action station all lead towards the centrepiece of the exhibit: a multiplayer science-based interactive computer game called the Watershed of the Future simulator.