Bringing science to life in the badlands

The Royal Tyrrell Museum's director of operations and finance, Jason Martin (left) accepts the most recent donation from Encana’s Vice-President, Supply Management Services. Vineeta Maguire, (right).

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sleep in a real teepee or prospect for dinosaur fossils? Those are just some of the amazing adventures the Encana Badlands Science Camp offers to children of all ages at the world renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, located in the heart of Alberta’s badlands. The camp offers sessions for kids and families to participate in unique, hands-on learning, igniting curiosity and appreciation for natural science and the environment.

Since 2007, Encana has made summer camp experiences available to underprivileged kids, funded improvements to camp infrastructure and supported a new Leadership Training Program for camp counselors. Most recently Encana donated $75,000 to the camp as part of a three-year $250,000 sponsorship announced in 2012.

“The badlands are a special place in Alberta, as well as being home to many of the communities where Encana employees live and work,” says Vineeta Maguire, Vice-President, Supply Management Services.

“There’s a link between the origins of the natural gas we produce and the time of the dinosaurs that can be revisited through the wonders of the Royal Tyrrell Museum. We hope that the experiences campers have here will spark their passion to continue exploring the natural world and the sciences.”

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