Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre continues to reach out to the community with unusual events, both for adults and children.
On Thursday, April 21st, the Museum held a fun Trivia contest for a sold-out crowd that widely ranged in age. Approximately 80 people came out for the fun evening that tested brains in subjects such as music and local geography among others.
The next event is the Adventure Talk Series on Wednesday, March 27th, when David Chapman will be presenting Celebrating Canadian Weather.
David T. Chapman is self-taught in the art of photography as well as storm chasing and has been pursuing his career professionally since the age of eighteen. He learned at a very young age from his father to appreciate his surrounding environment. He enjoys taking photographs and video of weather phenomena, especially lightning, as well as scenery and nature.
Chapman likes to seek out unusual examples of nature such as inferior mirages, albino birds, ice caves and various types of naturally created vortexes, ranging in size from dust devils to tornadoes.
To date, he has found multi-petalled Ontario trilliums, the highest of which had 33 petals. In the course of his work, Chapman has studied meteorology, ornithology and the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, which can even be seen in the Niagara Region in the right conditions.
Chapman likes to keep an open-mind about his subjects. He also insists that all his photographs and video are true originals and not fabricated in any way. He produces and frames his own prints using acid-free and archival materials. He offers his work for sale printed on canvas, as well as other fine art papers. His main areas of expertise are Weather/Aurora Borealis, Local Interests and Scenery of Ontario, Birds and Wildlife.
He has presented at more than 100 different venues, ranging from school lectures to educational/entertaining corporate events. He has presented at the University of Waterloo, elementary and high schools, corporate, clubs, museums, with many repeat appearances.
The Adventure Talk begins at 10:00 a.m. with coffee and muffins followed by the talk at 10:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Museum at 519-797-2080 or visit: www.brucemuseum.ca