Green Learning: Cultivating Ecological Thinking

Apr 8–May 14, 2024


Artwork credit: Victoria Moro Romero, Grade 5, PS 131 Brooklyn
  • Education Center, Mezzanine The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

In the fall of 2023, MoMA’s Young Learners team posed two questions: How can ecological thinking and sustainability underpin teaching and learning in our schools? And how can art, architecture, and design inspire us to address issues within our communities and contribute to the development of a more sustainable and environmentally friendly world?

In a three-part professional development series, local and international teachers explored teaching strategies for environmental education aimed at empowering children to take ownership of their surroundings and foster values linked to sustainability.

This exhibition showcases the transformative influence of teachers integrating new ideas into their classrooms. It highlights design challenges that inspired students to create spaces emphasizing sustainability and projects that address real-life issues, celebrate interconnectedness, and evoke joy.

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Organized by Larissa Raphael, Manager of School and Teacher Programs, MoMA, in collaboration with teachers Helen Barry, Nichole Deloatch, Fritzie Fulay Panganiba, Montserrat Lima, and Fran Rizzo.

Creative Programming for schools and teachers is supported by the Adobe Foundation through the Adobe Creative Residency program.

Major support for School and Teacher Programs is provided by the Carroll and Milton Petrie Education Program Endowment, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund, Volkswagen of America, and the Mimi and Peter Haas Endowment Fund for Elementary School Programs.

Additional funding is provided by the Ducommun and Gross Family Foundation and by the Annual Education Fund.


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