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LEAD Canada Fellow Dr Glenn Sutter has co-authored a paper that draws attention to the role that museums can play in sustainability education.
In the paper, Dr Sutter argues that museums are ideal venues for sustainability education as the collections and exhibits allow visitors to study and interpret connections between the past, present and future, while public programs engage the community around issues of concern.
Citing the Museum of Northern Arizona and The Human Factor exhibit at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina as examples of best practice, he hopes that the paper will encourage museums to explore their potential to support the sustainability agenda, and to foster a culture of sustainability through effective teaching and learning strategies.
Dr Sutter is the Curator of Human Ecology at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina, Canada. As a researcher and teacher, he is interested in prairie conservation issues, the resilience of complex systems, and education for sustainable development.
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