Discovering the Natural World Through Poetry at Libraries and Natural History Museums

Date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 to Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions | Projects
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Public Events and Festivals, Library Programs, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits, Library Exhibits
Audience: 
General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Art, music, and theater | General STEM | Life science
Organization:
Poets House
Description: 

Poets House will plan for a national project that will combine scientific knowledge with the expressive art of poetry. The planning project will lay the groundwork for a five to six city national program that will offer 1) public poetry-and-science programs at libraries and natural history museums; 2) poetry enhanced exhibits at natural history museums and libraries; and 3) self-directed learning through poetry and science resources at public libraries. The planning project will bring together experts in science, natural history museums, libraries, and poetry to share information; test-pilot public programs on both the East and West coasts, including a poetry-enhanced tour of natural history exhibits at the Oakland Museum; and determine the content, protocols and strategy for implementing a multi-city national program.

Funder(s): 
IMLS
Funding Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Award Number: 
LG-55-14-0148-14
Funding Amount: 
$43,478

Team Members

Lee BriccettiLee BriccettiPrincipal Investigator

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