February 20th, 2019

Police Point hosting new Parks Canada exhibit

By MO CRANKER on February 12, 2019.

NEWS PHOTO MO CRANKER
Park interpreter Marty Drut looks on at a new display Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at Police Point Park. The exhibit was provided by Parks Canada and is running until the end of March.

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With renovations now completed at Police Point Park, the group is hosting a display provided by Parks Canada until the end of March.

“This is on loan to us and it’s primarily from the mountain parks meaning Jasper and Waterton Lakes,” said park interpreter Marty Drut. “It’s a really interesting display and I think people should come and check it out.”

The exhibition travels to different cities around the province and teaches people about a number of subjects.

“The signs fold up and are easy to pack up and set up somewhere else,” said Drut. The exhibit allows people to experience things that go on at national parks right here in Medicine Hat.”

The display focuses on fire, wildlife and habitat in the mountain parks and the Nature Centre decided to add information on the prairies as well.

“The things touched on in the display are very important to the prairies,”said Drut. “The display gives a lot of really good information on the role of fire in ecosystems.

“The message of this all is that we are all connected people like to exclude themselves from how nature works, but we play a very important role in nature and how things are connected.”

While looking at the display there are a number of activities and learning experiences people can have alone or with their kids.

“People of all ages can learn from this,”said Drut. “There’s videos to watch and a pamphlet that has activities people can do with their kids.

“I think there’s some good fun to be hard here for kids.”

Police Point Park’s Nature Centre underwent renovations in 2018 to bring the main building into the 21st century.

“With the renovations just coming to a close, we weren’t sure what we’d have time to organizes ourselves,”said Drut. We just had two art shows back-to-back so we wanted to get something a little different going on in here.

“The renovations are wrapping up and we’re looking forward to having our space back and running perfectly.”

Note: This story has been updated to correct that the exhibit is a Parks Canada presentation, not Parks Alberta as was originally written.

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One Response to “Police Point hosting new Parks Canada exhibit”

  1. Maurice Shabatsky says:

    Can someone please edit Mo’s copy.
    Police Point park is a place not a group.
    In journalism there’s a concept called “first reference”.
    Your newsdesk should check into it.


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