Opening late 2021, this outdoor space is a part of a new Community Plaza being built through the Aurora Project expansion and renovation. The science centre is building this programming space in collaboration with Indigenous stakeholders to connect Indigenous youth to their traditional knowledge and to spark interest in the natural sciences through land-based programs.
“We are grateful for Pembina’s support which will create a new prominent home for our land-based Indigenous science programming,” said Alan Nursall, President & CEO at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton. “The outdoor programming space will be a hub for exploring traditional knowledge and science, while fostering new collaborations with the Indigenous communities we serve.”
The programs will be led by TELUS World of Science – Edmonton’s Land-based Learning Navigator, Lynn Lush, and supported by other Indigenous staff members and will highlight knowledge keepers, Indigenous researchers and scientists.
Pembina’s commitment to building relationships with Indigenous communities
Pembina is committed to creating vitality in the community and to building lasting relationships with Indigenous communities. Their generous support of this space will allow for Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people to learn about the connections between science and ways of knowing and will create moments for cultural exchange in our community.
“We acknowledge that reconciliation will require mutual learning from Indigenous and Western knowledge systems, so we are honoured to support the Telus World of Science – Edmonton in taking an important step towards incorporating Indigenous content, perspectives and ways of knowing into the broader science conversation,” said Phil Michailides, District Manager.
This space will allow for the science centre to continue delivering and developing land-based science programming and we are so thankful to Pembina for bringing this vision to life.
More about the Aurora Project
The Aurora Project is now in its final phase and is reimagining and redefining what a science centre can be. When completed, every gallery in the science centre will be updated to address emerging trends in science and technology from a uniquely Albertan perspective.
We look forward to connecting and learning more about Indigenous knowledge and science in this new space with you!
How can you support the Aurora Project?
The science centre needs support to complete the Aurora Project and inspire the next generation of big thinkers, innovators, and curious minds. Any donation great or small will help push us over the finish line and build brighter futures for the children in your community. Donate today!
Curious about the Aurora Project and what your science centre will look like? Watch our virtual tour video!