Canadian Geographic Education’s giant floor map of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement will begin its nationwide tour on Oct. 2, 2013, at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa.

The event, held by the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement Secretariat and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, will include a group of Ottawa students using the map for an educational activity, to be followed by a press conference and cocktail reception. The map’s next stop is the International Boreal Forest Research Association Conference in Edmonton on Oct. 8.

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