Waste Management Centre Education Room Opening and Art Unveiling
Today, the City of Regina officially opens the Education Room at the Waste Management Centre. The Education Room provides an interactive learning experience to teach behaviours about waste and water that help protect the environment.
“We are pleased to have an interactive learning space to provide education to our residents on ways to care for and protect our environment,” said Mayor Sandra Masters. “This space will increase community awareness and empower residents to build a more sustainable Regina.”
The Education Room features interactive projection technology designed to spark children’s interest and to capture their imagination. Play-based activities reveal the inner workings of how the City manages waste and water, and inspire kids to make positive changes in daily habits to help reduce, reuse and recycle.
“School-age children who visit the Education Room are encouraged to become environmental leaders,” said Kim Onrait, Executive Director of Citizen Services. “Our goal is that kids will enjoy this fun and educational experience and that share what they learn with family and friends.”
To enhance the inspirational objectives of the Education Room, visitors to the Waste Management Centre are greeted by a specially commissioned art piece created by Regina artist, Bruno Hernani. The artwork incorporates single-use plastics and other recycled materials to create a multi-sensory exhibit.
“My inspiration was to focus on this idea of having Saskatchewan grasslands and agricultural fields instead of a field of plastic,” said Hernani. “The art piece reminds us of the positive impact reducing our plastics use can have on the natural environment.”
School and community groups can visit Regina.ca/educationroom to learn more about the courses and request a tour.