« What Does 21st-Century Writing Look Like? | Main | Adapting Technology to Meaningful Lessons »

Have You Hugged A Museum Today?

With all the wondrous and free exhibits at the Smithsonian Institution, we here in the Washington, D.C., area tend to take museums for granted. But the availability of such resources in communities large and small is not guaranteed, particularly as the economic crisis continues to put pressure on budgets.

Schools and the Stimulus

smithsonian.gif

Schools across the country, however, rely on museums for curriculum content, class trips, and enrichment opportunities. And now schools have many more opportunities to "visit" great museums through virtual field trips.

This week the American Association of Museums is calling on museum patrons to take action to ensure that all kinds of programming, including zoos and aquariums, can tap into the federal stimulus money to secure jobs and resources needed to keep the facilities open.

The Washington-based organization is urging people to take any number of steps to tell the powers that be about the roll museums play in their communities. Here are its recommendations for advocating for museums.
(Photo of Smithsonian Institution, courtesy of the Library of Congress)

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login |  Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Follow This Blog

Advertisement

Most Viewed on Education Week

Categories

Archives

Recent Comments

  • Linda: My problem with homework is they give too much and read more
  • Seo Article Writer: Hello I just see your site when I am searching read more
  • Car Insurance Guy: Ah!!! at last I found what I was looking for. read more
  • cyptoreopully: Hey there everyone i was just introduceing myself here im read more
  • Connie Wms: Good grief. We have gone round and round forever with read more