This new photography exhibition, from The Roberta Bondar Foundation, shares ground-breaking perspectives on declining bird populations and their fragile habitats.

Patterns & Parallels: The Great Imperative to Survive combines intimate portraits with aerial and space photography to tell the story of three at-risk bird species: the Whooping Crane, Lesser Flamingo, and Piping Plover.

By integrating three perspectives of migratory bird corridors—space, aerial and surface—this global, emotional story encourages ethical protection of fragile, endangered, and threatened avian species and the habitats they need to survive. It infuses the creative, artistic elements of the natural world with the energy of curiosity for things that science attempts to understand.

Video Installations and QR codes create an interactive exhibition, allowing visitors to access digital learning opportunities, audio from Dr. Bondar, and additional videos taken in the field, such as the one below.


The Roberta Bondar Foundation connects people to the natural world, inspiring curiosity, respect for and protection of the environment while building healthier lives.

Exhibition Details

Languages: English; additional languages available upon request.
Rental Cost: Contact for details
Shipping Cost: Inbound, one-way
Insurance: Additional
Minimum Rental Period: 8 weeks
Size: Under 5,000 sq ft / 465 sq m
Security Level: Contact for details
Number of Crates: Contact for details
Total Crated Weight: Contact for details
Original Objects: Contact for details
Interactives: n/a
Special Requirements: Contact for details
Supplementary Materials: Educational, Promotional

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For more information, please contact:

Lending Organization: The Roberta Bondar Foundation
Contact Person: Nancy Croome, Managing Director
Telephone: +1-647-923-7976

Email: ncroome(at)

Art Gallery of Algoma
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
July 13th – October 15th, 2023

Science North
Sudbury, ON
November 9, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Additional venues TBA

2024 and beyond