Campers at the Encana Badlands Science Camp take part in some
hands-on fun while learning about palaeontology.
What would it be like to walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs? Every summer, hundreds of children have that experience at a science camp like no other.
For the past decade, Encana has supported the Encana Badlands Science Camp at the world renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, located in the heart of Alberta’s badlands. The camp, near our Wheatland operations offers science education experiences for kids and families to participate in unique, hands-on learning, igniting curiosity and appreciation for natural science, geology and the environment
Encana’s support has made these enriching summer camp experiences available to underprivileged kids, funded improvements to camp infrastructure and supported a new Leadership Training Program for camp counselors.
"Encana’s support has been instrumental to the success of the Encana Badlands Science Camp at the Royal Tyrrell Museum," says Jason Martin, Director, Operations & Finance at the museum. "It has allowed the Museum to start a Leadership Development Program, retain top quality counsellors, purchase teepees and other materials, and provides an opportunity for the financially disadvantaged to attend this unique palaeontological residential camp. The lives of many young people and families interested in science have been positively impacted by their experience at the Encana Badlands Science Camp."
In the video below, Greg Funston, a PhD student at the University of Alberta and former camp counsellor, discusses his research work, the positive impact the camp had on his life, and how it led him into the field of palaeontology.
Encana is a long-time supporter of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) based educational programs across our operating areas.