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Friday, 20 May 2011 09:07

SaskEnergy and T.rex Discovery Centre “dig-up” a new three-year agreement

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SaskEnergy has signed a three-year, $75,000 agreement with the T.rex Discovery Centre in southwest Saskatchewan near Eastend to support the operations and further development of educational programs. 


Dinosaur enthusiasts will continue to experience enhanced learning opportunities in subjects such as Paleontology, Geology and Environmental Science, as a result of the new sponsorship agreement. The Centre offers groups of all ages the opportunity to enjoy hands-on activities, participate in demonstrations and educational activities, and view real fossils – featuring ‘Scotty,’ Canada’s most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton.

“I encourage Saskatchewan youth to visit the T.rex Discovery Centre, and learn about prehistoric times in our province – an era when dinosaurs like Scotty dominated the landscape,” said Honourable Dustin Duncan, Minister Responsible for SaskEnergy. “SaskEnergy believes the first-hand discoveries children make here today may one day inspire young visitors to pursue a future career in science.”

The T.rex Discovery Centre also features the working science of Paleontology and encourages visitors to explore different theories and facts.  It showcases the rich fossil record and geologic history of the Frenchman River Valley and the Cypress Hills. 

"SaskEnergy's support means the T.rex Centre can expand and offer our educational programs to a broader audience in Saskatchewan and beyond.  We want to inspire learning and spark excitement in all our visitors,” stated Jayne Werry, Outreach Coordinator for the T.rex Discovery Centre.  "We have an incredible palaeontological resource right here in Saskatchewan and SaskEnergy is helping us develop programs that explore this resource for the benefit of the people of Saskatchewan."

SaskEnergy has been contributing funds to help develop educational programming at the Centre since the early planning stages in 1998, and has continued this support since the official opening in 2000.

For more information on the programs offered at the T.rex Discovery Centre, please go to www.trexcentre.ca

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