Looking Ahead: Museums and Youth Collaborating in Climate Justice

  • Sunday, October 9, 2022
  • 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


Rebecca Reilly, Teen and Adult Engagement Assistant Manager, OMSI
Fabiana Barrientos, Youth Climate Ambassador, OMSI
Cyrus Lyday, Teen Engagement Educator, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry


  • Community Engagement

The future of museums as meaningful institutions lies in shifting away from neutrality, addressing social topics of interest. OMSI led an exploratory, symbiotic Youth Advisory Research Board focusing on climate change education. The goal of this session is to share lessons learned, best practices, and challenges. This session will be useful to attendees interested in youth programming and social action. Key aspects explored are program design and development, youth as researchers/advisors, and youth-created programming.