GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB, Sept. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum has just inked a deal to partner with the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA), a science based organization dedicated to preserving and keeping in harmonic balance the fish, wildlife and habitat resources of the province for the future benefit of all.
The agreement includes taking up residence in the front wing of the museum to better exercise their mandate to teach and share what they learn with the general public, including information from large multi-year studies and children's events such as Kids Can Catch. ACA also provides research and community grants. To date, approximately $15.4 million has been granted to 970 conservation-related projects throughout the province.
George Jacob, President and CEO of the museum, is enthusiastic about the agreement. "Our partnership with Alberta Conservation Association has far reaching implications on our institutional strengths, capabilities and outreach. This alliance will enable us to work jointly on exhibits, education programs, publications, outreach initiatives, grant-writing, environmental signage and film screening as well as lecture series," he explains.
The ACA mandate of teaching and sharing is a perfect synergy for the museum, which uses the latest technology and online courses to enhance learning capacity in people of all ages. The partnership will greatly assist in drawing a line from the extinction of ancient species to the need to care for our present day environment and its inhabitants.
According to Todd Zimmerling, President and CEO of ACA, "Alberta's outdoor heritage and future is connected to conservation, science and education. Alberta Conservation Association is excited about the possibility of partnering with the Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum to merge the story of wildlife from our past with the story of wildlife of the present. I think it can be an extremely beneficial partnership."
Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is an international institute for experiential learning dedicated to Alberta's palaeontological heritage through research, collection, preservation, exhibition, public programming, publications and innovative outreach. Canada's newest world-class museum features state-of-the-art lab, the only fully partnered National Geographic Theatre in Canada, and award-winning architecture.
For more details, visit www.dinomuseum.ca.
SOURCE Philip J Currie Dinosaur Museum
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