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  • Manuels Interpretation Centre Receives $840k Program Funding

    Grade four students from Topsail elementary were the first ones to see and experience a brand new attraction at the Manuels River Interpretation Centre this afternoon.

    The next four years of programming have been secured at the centre with a donation of $840,000 on behalf of Hibernia. Much of the money will allow for continued programming but that’s not what had students excited today.

    The centre has wasted no time sitting on the financial support and have already invested in an eight-metre by 11-metre, interactive floor map of the province which was unveiled today.

    Director of Education at the Royal Canadian Geographic Society Ellen Curtis, explains the brightly coloured map is printed on a durable canvas and it even incorporates sub-sea features, not typically seen on smaller incarnations. She says the map is particularly noteworthy as it is the first of its kind in the country.

    Curtis says there no substitute for hands on learning.

    Curtis calls it an incredible resource and says it is engaging way to get young people thinking about geography. She says the first thing a child does on the map is locate themselves or a feature they are familiar with. Curtis indicates the connection always leads to a much deeper learning.

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