Children's Museum of Pittsburgh joins Phipps Conservatory as one of two local museums to receive a Museum Connect grant.
Children's Museum will use its $79,000 grant -- an initiative of the American Alliance of Museums and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs -- to team up with Interactive Science Museum in Quito, Ecuador.
Teenagers from here and Quito will work together to explore food systems and green spaces in their countries. They'll start by receiving an introduction to the food system through cooking sessions, interactive photo projects and more.
This will morph into the second half of the project, where the students will work with designers to design their own green spaces that can be integrated into their communities.
At the end of the project, five teens from Pittsburgh will travel to Quito to explore farms and the Oriente rainforest, and five teens from Quito will visit Pittsburgh to explore the woods and learn about local food.
Photos, audio recordings and interviews will be made into a traveling exhibit.
Kitoko Chargois: email@example.com or 412-263-1088.