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Distrigas/SUEZ supports Wild Wednesdays Out-of-School Program at the Harvard Museum of Natural History  

(Cambridge, MA; October 29, 2007) Distrigas of Massachusetts/SUEZ has announced its support as the lead corporate sponsor of Wild Wednesdays, an out-of-school program for urban youth at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. “Wild Wednesdays is designed to assist local community-based agencies by providing high quality, interactive science activities that complement classroom learning,” says 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 Harvard Museum of Natural History, 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,” says Julie Vitek, Vice President, Communications for SUEZ Energy North America.  “Wild Wednesdays is a fabulous program that gives students a unique perspective on science and the natural world.”

Wild Wednesdays is offered to community-based after-school groups every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm during the school year. In addition, youth groups from Distrigas’ communities of Malden, Everett, Chelsea and East Boston may visit the museum free of charge on any weekday afternoon. Groups must reserve in advance.  

Distrigas of Massachusetts owns and operates a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal in Everett, Mass., which began operations in 1971 and currently serves most of the gas utilities in New England and key power producers, meeting approximately 20% of New England’s annual gas demand.  Distrigas is a subsidiary of SUEZ Energy North America, Inc.  For more information, visit www.suezenergyna.com.

The Harvard Museum of Natural History is located at 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, a 6 minute walk from the Harvard Square T station. The Museum is handicapped accessible. For general information please call 617.495.3045 or see the Plan your visit page.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

With a mission to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the human place in it, the Harvard Museum of Natural History draws on the University’s collections and research to present a historic and interdisciplinary exploration of science and nature. More than 165,000 visitors annually make it the University’s most-visited museum.

The WoW press release is available for download in pdf format.