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Morse Museum & School Receive National Recognition
Each year the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) presents awards to celebrate and encourage excellence within the Canadian Museum sector. A volunteer jury conducts a peer review of all submissions and the successful recipients are honoured at the CMA’s Annual Conference.
On February 3, 2009, the Morse Museum & Cultural Centre and Morse School received word that they would be awarded the 2009 Museums and Schools Partnership Award. This award recognizes excellence in collaboration between Canadian Museums and Schools in developing educational programming which enhances and expands students’ knowledge and appreciation of Canada’s cultural and natural heritage.
The decision to recognize the Morse Museum & Cultural Centre and Morse School’s partnership in the School Tour Program was unanimous by the awards committee.
They noted that, “Its integration as well as its long term vision make this project an excellent example of the kind of unique learning opportunity that museums and schools can create by working together. Therefore, these achievements have allowed this nomination to stand out and merit the Museums and Schools Partnership Award.”
The program focuses on the historical and cultural heritage of the area and emphasizes natural environmental features that were faced by the early pioneers and how many of these features are still a part of life today. Year after year, volunteers, teachers and students work hard to ensure the program’s success.
The Museum and School will receive the award at the CMA Annual Conference in Toronto at the Awards Ceremony and Celebration Dinner on March 26. Click here to visit the Morse Museum & Cultural Centre website to learn more about their project.
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