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MOAH Now Bringing Environmental Education to Classrooms through its Award-Winning Green Initiative

Post Date:12/29/2015 10:56 AM

Lancaster’s Museum of Art & History (MOAH) Trunk Program is now offering a brand new discovery trunk entitled Green Revolution, as part of the award-winning Green MOAH Initiative. 

Launched in 2013, the Green MOAH Initiative utilizes art and environmental education as a creative catalyst for leading greener, more sustainable lives. Project topics include recycled art, urban farming and gardening, sustainable design, water harvesting, and renewable energy, such as wind and solar power. To date, the Green MOAH Initiative has reached more than 15,000 underserved youth in the Antelope Valley.  

The Green Revolution discovery trunk addresses such environmental concerns while also meeting K-12 academic Next Generation Science Standards. Through an interactive presentation, students delve into topics which include:  pollution, drought, energy, conservation, and climate change, while also proposing practical efforts to work towards a better tomorrow. The new trunk heralds MOAH’s upcoming Green Revolution exhibition, beginning February 13, which will present a series of individual exhibits focused on sustainable living through renewable energy, urban gardening, and the concepts of reuse/recycle.
 
MOAH’s Trunk Program has been bringing the museum experience into the community since 2006. The program has been generously funded by corporations and individuals including California Community Foundation, Southern California Edison, Target, Boeing, and Hernando & Fran Marroquin. 

Antelope Valley teachers and the local educational community are encouraged to inquire about this dynamic program and bring this extraordinary educational experience to their students. Inquiries, or requests to schedule an appointment for a trunk presentation at your location, can be made via MOAH’s website: www.lancastermoah.org/education.php or by calling the Museum directly at (661) 723-6250. 

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