This project is a cross-institution collaboration between built environment scholars interested in green building literacy and museum architecture. We ask: Can science museums with green buildings be a portal to impactful community-level green building education? Our case study of 8 U.S. science museums sought to understand how museums with a science education missions use their own green facilities for educational purposes. Work to date has shown the potential to advance public green building literacy through green museums. However, many museums can be doing more to connect their green facilities to their science education missions. Our upcoming publication will examine the perspective of staff members across the museums to reveal the perceived challenges and barriers to using their buildings for green building education.
Faculty: Dr. Georgia Lindsay (University of Tasmania) and Dr. Laura Cole
Graduate Students: Aysegul Akturk
Undergraduate Students: Caroline Lesch, Tara Weng, Katelyn Sector (UC Boulder)
EDRA Michael Brill Award; University of Missouri Research Council; College of HES PURE Grants
This piece catalogs the exhibitionary strategies used across 8 U.S. museums to interpret their green buildings for the general public.
Here we examined the potential for press pieces about museum construction and renovation processes to be a portal for public green building education.
This in-progress publication will examine the perspective of staff members across the museums to reveal the perceived challenges and barriers to using their buildings for green building education.