Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Log Number: MA-251505-OMS-22

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will address two regional needs identified through community listening with Indigenous and tribal partners--learning opportunities focused on climate and environment and increased Indigenous and tribal visibility and affirmation. In partnership with the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), the museum will launch a redesign of its Life and Earth Halls into a unified space known as the Natural Sciences Hall. Project activities will include working with advisors and a cohort of Native-identifying teens to develop, pilot, and document a co-development process for learning experiences, and creating up to three exhibit experiences that center traditional ecological knowledge as complementary to Western science as a way of understanding and addressing climate change. OMSI evaluation staff will closely collaborate with NAYA’s evaluation team to prioritize input from Native youth and their families.