Students had the opportunity to learn about Elk Island National Park's history today (May 26).

Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, participated in conservation activities with students from Lamont Elementary. The group learned about the work being done to protect Canada’s natural heritage, such as the plains bison.
In Elk Island National Park the plains bison were brought back from near extinction. Visitors were shown the behind-the-scenes story of their conservation. 
McKenna was joined by Alan Nursall, president and CEO of Telus World of Science and Beverly Crier, Samson Cree Nation historian and resource manager.
Canada’s national parks are giving anyone the chance to experience the history and heritage of our nation for Canada's 150. All park passes this year are free.

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