Following the inception of the Brightwater Science, Environmental and Indigenous Leaning Centre in 1990 it was a dream for many to have an on-site facility. Thanks to Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation and Nutrien it became a reality and in April 2013 the Nutrien Eco-Science and Indigenous Learning Centre opened its doors to Saskatoon Public Schools students.
Brightwater and the First Nation, Inuit and Métis Education Unit work together to provide middle years and high school teachers with curriculum-driven, out-of-school programming. By presenting Western perspectives of nature and Indigenous ways of knowing in supportive ways, Brightwater's inquiry based programming enables students and their teachers to make meaningful connections to the land each school year.
The establishment of the learning centre provided a positive impact on the student experience. No matter the season or weather conditions, the learning centre allows students to experience native prairie throughout the school year.