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Natural Resources: Saskatchewan Treasures

Picture of potash mine and signs about the process of mining this natural resource in Saskatchewan

Students will discover that Saskatchewan is rich in resources, both in quantity and quality.


Grade 4


Moose Jaw | North Battleford | Saskatoon | Yorkton


Science | Social Studies

Program Cost

$3 per student



Program Type

Teacher Led Program led by a teacher, with guidance from Museum staff.


Students will discover that Saskatchewan is rich in natural resources, both in quantity and quality. This program deals with both non-renewable and renewable resources. The in-museum Discovery Box contains a host of resource samples and photos as well as a map of where resources are mined. In-classroom lesson plans discuss uses for resources, the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources, resource conservation, and sources of renewable energy.

In-Museum Natural Resources Discovery Box Program

This teacher-led Discovery Box contains samples of potash, lumber, sodium sulphate, and other Saskatchewan resources as well as a map of where they come from.

In-Classroom Lesson Plans and Resources

Three complete in-classroom lesson plans (with material lists, Saskatchewan ‘Fast Facts’, and additional resources) available FREE in school libraries as part of the Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide for Teachers resources book and online.

Download Natural Resources: Saskatchewan Treasures Lesson Plans in English (PDF).

Curriculum Connections

Grade 4: Social Studies RW4.3 and Science RM4.1; RM4.2

Themes: Resources, Saskatchewan Contributions, Renewable Energy

How to book or inquire

Contact the WDM you would like to visit:

Moose Jaw

Contact WDM Moose Jaw at 1-306-693-5989 or

North Battleford

Contact WDM North Battleford at 1-306-445-8033 or


Contact WDM Saskatoon at 1-306-931-1910 or


Contact WDM Yorkton at 1-306-783-8361 or

Museum Manners & Program Rules

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Saskatchewan’s Long History of Mining by Janet Mackenzie, WDM (PDF)

Saskatchewan’s Clay Resources by Janet Mackenzie, WDM (PDF)

Sand, Gravel and Stone by Janet Mackenzie, WDM (PDF)

Peat Production in Saskatchewan by Janet Mackenzie, WDM (PDF)

Nourishing the Crops of the World – Saskatchewan’s Potash Industry by Janet Mackenzie, WDM (PDF)

Noble Quest – The Search for Gold in Saskatchewan by Janet Mackenzie , WDM (PDF)

Logging in Saskatchewan by Janet Mackenzie, WDM (PDF)

Diamond Drills and Saskatchewan Thrills by Janet Mackenzie, WDM (PDF)

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