Maryfield School's grade 6/7/8 class went on a field trip to Estevan on June 25th. The first stop was the Souris Valley Museum which is a regional history museum that focuses on human development and daily life in SE Saskatchewan. After the guided tour, the class participated in a one-room schoolhouse mock school day, concluding with ice-cream making.
After a quick picnic lunch, with homemade ice-cream for dessert, the class picked up the mine tour guide and drove into the Boundary Mine site which has the largest draglines in North America. The tour included the coal-fired Shand Power Station, which generates 2 million megawatt hours of energy annually, and the Shand Greenhouse, which uses the byproducts to produce thousands of tree seedlings.