Officials from the provincial government and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum are visiting a Regina school today to introduce a new classroom pilot project.

Buffalo Basics was designed to teach the historic role of the buffalo to First Nations and Metis people.

RSM Manager of Public Programs Paula Hill says it will be something new for students, especially kids from urban areas:

“So a lot of students today really don’t have any contact with something like a buffalo . . . so it’s a chance for them to do that.  We like it to be interactive, and we like it to be student-led — so when the students have questions, that’s where we go.”

Hill says if the Buffalo Basics program is popular, it may be expanded to schools outside of Regina.