I’ve been pretty clear about my love of dinosaurs. I’ve also gone on and on and on (or at least it feels like it) about my favourite palaeontologist, Phil Currie.
Me and the Dude.
As you may know, Phil is building a museum, the Currie Museum, and it’s going to be pretty legit. Obviously it’s a dinosaur museum, and it’s focusing on the unique dinosaur history of the Pipestone Creek region it’s being built near. The Currie Museum will also focus on dinosaur education primarly with local schools in the pre school to grade 12 range.
Pachyrhinosaurus, one of the AMAZING dinosaurs found near Phil’s new museum. And to point out how awesome this dinosaur is, already has his own coin.
Much of my interest in palaeontology, and education comes from my frequent visits to the museum I now work at. Museums play an integral part in educating our youth about the past, and they play an intricate part in inspiring their future endeavours and ambitions. So a museum built RIGHT WHERE THEY FIND DINOSAURS, which focus is on showing off how palaeontology works, seems like the greatest idea. Ever.
The Currie Museum concept.
The Currie Museum is seeking funding from many different venues to support this dream and just recently, they’ve employed a strategy I’m really into, crowdfunding.
I love the idea of being able to support and become part of a project, even if my individual resources are limited. And if you don’t have the money, just adding your voice to the project is super helpful. Spread the word by tweeting about this great initiative, and reblogging your needed support.
Check out their funding plan and their mission statement, and get a look at their deep desire to build this special museum. If you’re in, spread the word!
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