Sustainability in Science & Technology Museums Professional Development Resources

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Professional Development resources for museums and science centers include:

  • Why Sustainability? Sustainability means healthy people, communities, and environments, now and in the future. Why incorporate sustainability into your organization’s operations and public programs? Topics addressed include: 1. Build Partnerships, 2. Connecting Existing Programs, 3. Improve Operations, and 4. Create Community and Promote Learning.
  • List of Selected Resources: This list includes links and descriptions of existing resources that may be helpful for developing sustainability-related projects at museums and similar cultural organizations. Resources link categories include: public education and education, operations, community partnerships, and climate.
  • Sustainability Conversation Guide. Interested in sustainability but not sure where to start with your organization? Use this discussion guide to get the ball rolling. 

  • Sustainability Effort Planning Table. This planning guide can help you organize future ideas for sustainability and ongoing sustainability ideas. 




The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability in Science and Technology Museums program is supported through funding from The Rob and Melani Walton Foundation.

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