The coal industry means a lot to the community of Gillette, WY. Now, the school district’s science center has a display focused on the history of coal, its economic impact in the state and nation, and the technology being developed and in use now, to keep coal viable as a fuel source for generating electricity.
On Feb. 1, the school district and Basin Electric dedicated “Pathfinders: Coal and the future of energy” at the Campbell County School District Science Center. The exhibit gives visitors a look at the history of mining Powder River Basin coal, how coal powers the economy, how electricity is essential to everyday life, and how coal is a clean source of fuel to produce energy.
Read the full story about the dedication at basinelectric.com: Display on coal dedicated at Gillette Science Center Watch the video below.
Here is a photo tour of the display. We’d love to hear from you if you visit!