Written by Susan Correa
The team at art & eden, wanted to provide an opportunity to the kids at the Camden St. School to discover, interpret, and disseminate—through scientific research and education—knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe. What better place could we have picked to bring the Camden kids to, for their first ever visit to New York City, than the American Museum of Natural History.
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's foremost scientific museums. Its landmark building on New York's Central Park West showcases parts of its immense collections of anthropological and zoological specimens, along with meteorites, gemstones, dinosaur fossils, and a butterfly conservatory.
Feb 16th 2017, was a special day for the art & eden team as it marked the very first time we were bringing the Camden St. School kids to New York City. For most of the kids, it was the very first time at the American Museum Of Natural History. Also more than half the kids, had never been to New York City before. It touched our hearts to do something that mattered. We were particularly pleased to be able to educate the kids here that there is no Planet B, that their choices do matter and that our human race must stop making choices that cause global average temperatures to rise.
They saw evidence in the exhibitions at the museum of rising sea levels, melting polar ice caps and glaciers, changing ocean chemistry, and more severe heat waves, droughts, and storms and its consequent impact on our planet.
See a full list of Museum resources, programs, and content about climate change here.
Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States of America, was a dedicated naturalist and a great friend of the American Museum of Natural History. His inspiring quotes are inscribed inside the Roosevelt Memorial rotunda at the Museum.
Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars and keep your feet on the ground.
Courage, hard work, self-mastery, and intelligent effort are all essential to successful life.
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.