Local teens collaborate with scientists on new exhibit at Carnegie
Museum of Natural History
by Scott Nobbs and Lindsey Scherloum
After a year of learning about local air quality and pollution, the ENERGY-NET teen interns are hard at work completing their exhibit “How’s The Air Up There?,“ which will open April 9 2016 in Discovery Basecamp.
ENERGY-NET is a team of scientists and learning researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, educators at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and teenagers from nearby high-schools. The scientists and educators guide learning about environmental research and collaborate with teens who use their unique perspective to design and build an interactive exhibit for museum visitors.
ENERGY-NET is one of several research-practice partnerships in the museum’s education department that explores how convening diverse perspectives can facilitate innovative learning experiences. To learn more about the yearlong learning that went into this exhibit, and see our exhibit design process, visit energynetcmnh.blogspot.com