7G employees have been visiting elementary schools in the Grande Prairie region, informing students about how natural gas plays an important role in so many aspects of our lives. The Grade 4 curriculum includes lessons on Canada’s abundant natural resources, the environment, and how the industry works to responsibly provide energy to society.
Presenting to more than 200 students, the employees provide an overview of where oil and natural gas comes from, how hydrocarbons are extracted from deep inside the earth, the benefits of petroleum products in our lives, and our responsibility to the environment. As a keepsake, students are gifted a toy lynx at the end of the presentation, representing one of many animals that 7G works to protect in our operating areas.
A highlight for many students is when they learn their video game consoles, running shoes, basketballs and many other everyday items are made using petroleum products. With positive feedback from teachers and students, 7G plans to expand this program to as many schools in the community as possible.
“On behalf of St. Mary School, I would like to express our sincere thanks for the recent presentation on the oil and natural gas industry. It was extremely educational and the presenters made relatable connections between oil and natural gas and the daily lives of students. Our grade 4 students enjoyed, and were active participants, in the presentation and learned how the industry, as a whole, continues to focus on making positive impacts in our environment. From planting trees to ensuring the safety of wildlife, Seven Generations promotes a business model that will continue to support a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.”
Principal Dana Heidemann -
St. Mary Catholic School, Beaverlodge
Photo: Patrick Arnell, Director, Environment, Carolyn Pfau, Senior Environmental Engineer, Dawn Klimko, Coordinator, Administrative Services, and Cindy Park, Director, Community Engagement visit a Grade 4 classroom to present on the natural gas industry and our responsibility to the environment