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Waskasoo Environmental Education Society
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RED MG 349 Waskasoo Environmental Education Society fonds
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- Waskasoo Environmental Education Society
- Red Deer, Alberta
- Kerry Wood Nature Centre (Red Deer, Alta.)
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22.9 cm of textual records
182 drawings : pencil and ink
10 prints : b&w
7 photographs : col., photocopy
2 audio discs : CD-R, vinyl, 33 1/3rpm
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The Kerry Wood Nature Centre was established in 1982. It is a semi-autonomous operation which is currently administered by the Normandeau Cultural and Natural History Society. Located in Red Deer, the Centre is a wildlife sanctuary in Waskasoo Park which includes a building (opened in 1986) which contains interpretive displays describing the geology, vegetation and wildlife of the Red Deer Valley. The facility is named after the naturalist and author, Kerry Wood, a long-time resident of Red Deer who helped establish wildlife sanctuaries across Western Canada
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The Waskasoo Environmental Education Society was founded as a registered non-profit charity on January 1, 2008. It provides the programming and administrative oversight for The Kerry Wood Nature Centre, Fort Normandeau, and the Waskasoo Park Interpretive Program in Red Deer, Alberta. It is partially funded by the City of Red Deer and through fundraising efforts.
Records were transferred in 11 accessions between 1997 and 2017. Records were created as per the business and operations functions of the Waskasoo Environmental Education Society and the Kerry Wood Nature Centre.
Some records were previously on long-term deposit with the Red Deer and District Archives in accordance with a pre-existing agreement between the City of Red Deer and the Normandeau Cultural and Natural History Society.
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Fonds consists of the administrative and operational records created, accumulated, and used by the Waskasoo Environmental Education Society during their activities programming the Kerry Wood Nature Centre and Fort Normandeau.
The types of records included are minutes, newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, correspondence, policy manual, master plan, illustrations and drawings, created for exhibits and publications, Gaetz Lake Sanctuary history, newsclippings, and reports (including Joffre Cogeneration Power Plan, interpretive program report. Records also include a copy of an interview by Jackie Penn with Kerry Wood (April 1956, CFAC Women's World).
No series assignment has been applied to the records in this fonds.
Items generally in good condition. Some items have been interleaved for preservation.
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Records were acquired from the Kerry Wood Nature Centre and the Waskasoo Environmental Education Society.
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Copyright generally not assigned to the City of Red Deer.
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The records in this fonds were on long-term deposit with the Red Deer and District Archives in accordance with a records management agreement between the Normandeau Cultural and Natural History Society and the Archives, as representative of the City of Red Deer. In January 1999, while the City Archivist was absent, the Executive Director of the Normandeau Cultural and Natural History Society asked for the return of 15 cubic foot boxes containing 4 m of textual records back into that Society's custody; a Society employee, who did not have appropriate records management or archival training, was ordered to weed personnel files and other "irrelevancies." As a consequence, the vast majority of the fonds as described in 1995 was destroyed. Only 50 cm of records are still extant. Any remaining records from that portion of the fonds which was taken back by the Normandeau Cultural and Natural History Society may reside among the records kept at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre itself. Please contact the Director of the Kerry Wood Nature for further information<br><br>Record No. MG 349<br><br>
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