Room With a View
How can we care about something we don’t know about?
The truth is, conservation is a hard thing for almost anyone to pin down—but especially for our younger generations. That’s why ACA was thrilled to take on a completely new kind of opportunity, an outreach program with the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in Grand Prairie. The “Conservation Education Room” is just that—a physical space to teach museum-goers already passing through about conservation.
Through freestanding displays, custom digital production displays with voiceover, 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 a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) to lease the space and continue to provide new exhibits every year.
Our first go-round educated kids and teachers on the issue of snow geese overabundance. Next up? The big concept of Species At Risk—quite fitting, considering the museum is all about dinosaurs!