Distrigas of Massachusetts/SUEZ Energy Resources has announced its support as the lead corporate sponsor of Wild Wednesdays, a program for urban youth at the Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH).
“Wild Wednesdays is designed to assist local community-based agencies by providing high-quality, interactive science activities that complement classroom learning,” said Elisabeth Werby, executive director of the museum. “We are thrilled that Distrigas/SUEZ has made it possible to continue to offer this program free of charge.”
One of a broad range of educational programs at the museum, Wild Wednesdays offers K-12 students the opportunity to explore the museum’s galleries and to engage in hands-on examination of fossils, minerals, and other specimens from Harvard’s world-renowned collections. Trained docents from the community lead these activities, sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with the students.
“Distrigas/SUEZ is committed to advancing the educational goals of local communities especially in the field of science education,” said Julie Vitek, vice president of communications for SUEZ Energy North America Inc. “Wild Wednesdays is a fabulous program that gives students a unique perspective on science and the natural world.”
The program is offered to community-based after-school groups every Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. during the school year. In addition, youth groups from the Greater Boston communities of Malden, Everett, Chelsea, and East Boston may visit the museum free of charge on any weekday afternoon. (Please note: All groups must reserve in advance.)
Distrigas of Massachusetts owns and operates a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal in Everett. It is a subsidiary of SUEZ Energy North America.
The Harvard Museum of Natural History is located at 26 Oxford St. To arrange a group visit or for more information, call (617) 495-3045.