Supporting Green Communities with STEAM
The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) and the National Museums of Kenya (NMK), Nairobi, are partnering to build a cross-cultural exchange and stimulate dialogue around youth empowerment, environmental sustainability, and social inclusion. The program—called “Girls Design the World: Supporting Green Communities with STEAM”—is part of Museums Connect, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), which awarded seven grants to 15 museum partners globally earlier this year. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
Participating students from Minneapolis and Nairobi will research environmental challenges in their cities, and then address these challenges through a process of design thinking, a tool for brainstorming and prototyping creative solutions to practical problems. Their results will be exhibited in their communities.
Girls Design the World: Supporting Green Communities with STEAM is a Museums ConnectSM project. Museums ConnectSM is an initiative of the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that is administered by the American Alliance of Museums.