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Online Workshop: Murals and Museums - the Intersection of Art, Science, and Cultural Relevance

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Zoom link available upon RSVP

Online Workshop: Murals and Museums - the Intersection of Art, Science, and Cultural Relevance

Tuesday, July 18, 2023; 2pm - 3pm  Eastern / 11am - 12pm Pacific 

View a recording of the workshop and resources here

During this online workshop, we will hear from museum partners and their local collaborators who together used murals to engage audiences in art and STEM content in ways that were culturally relevant to the communities they serve. Presenters will guide us through their process and offer strategies for incorporating similar work into your museum.


Nurture Nature Center in Easton PA Living Local mural
Living Local Mural at the Nurture Nature Center in Easton, PA


Kate Semmens & Keri Maxfield, Nurture Nature Center in Easton, PA





Sciencenter mini-murals with people looking at mural artwork at Sciencenter in ithaca NY
Twenty murals at the Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY

Adrienne Testa, Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY

Caleb Thomas, Ithaca Murals in Ithaca, NY




    James Owens, Headwaters Science Center in Bemidji, MN

    Ellie Isakson, Artist in Residence at Headwaters Science Center in Bemidji, MN


    Some of the projects discussed during this workshop are part of the NISE Network’s Sustainable Futures initiative to support museums and similar cultural organizations in their efforts to integrate sustainability into all aspects of their institution, including decision-making, operations, programs, and community partnerships. Informal educators who participated in the fellowship program were introduced to sustainability science and practices, and provided with resources and support to work on a sustainability-related project at their institution.


    Check out this two-minute video about these Sustainability Fellowships:

    Learn more and review all of the NISE Network's Sustainability in Science and Technology Museums resources, including public programs, hands-on activities, professional resources, and more: