Room With a View

Conservation is complex, yet it affects each and every one of us. It’s especially important for our younger generations to understand. That’s why ACA was thrilled to take on a new kind of opportunity, an outreach program with the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in Grand Prairie. The “Conservation Education Room” is exactly that—a physical space to teach kids already passing through about what conservation is, what it means for their futures, and how they can get involved.

Through freestanding displays, custom digital production displays, and stunning photography, kids learn about current conservation challenges in Alberta. To expand the outreach, we will incorporate a speaker series with help from ACA Member Groups, board members, and ACA staff. We’ve signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) to lease the space and continue to provide new exhibits every year.

To kick off the partnership, an interactive and in-depth display educated kids (age nine and older) and their teachers on the issue of snow geese overabundance. The next feature is all about Species At Risk (fitting considering the museum focuses on dinosaurs!)

ACA and partners are excited to channel scientifically-based information to our future conservationists and game-changers. If you’re ever in the Grand Prairie area, consider giving the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum a visit!