BUILDING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS: THE JAPAN-U.S. NATURAL SCIENCE MUSEUMS PROJECT
Building upon the successful sister relationships and
associations established between Kumamoto and
Montana, the project goal is to develop and expand
a sustainable U.S./Japan museum network that
will promote educational learning and community
engagement through the sciences of paleontology,
geology, and astronomy.
Funded by the Japan Foundation Center for Global
Partnership and the Museum of the Rockies, the primary
objectives of the project are to promote shared ideas,
training methods and networking that will improve
teaching and science learning, and develop educational
curricula that can be used in Japanese and American
museums and schools.
Members of the Building Community Partnerships Project pose on Mount Aso at the edge of the volcano’s crater in November 2017.
Members of the Kumamoto Natural Science Museum Association and the Building Community Partnership Project with Kumamon,Kumamoto’s mascot,in November 2016.
Members of the Kumamoto Montana Natural Science Museum Association and the Building Community Partnership Project with Kumamoto Governor,Ikuo Kabashima,in Kumamoto,Japan in November 2016.
Our Home, Our World
Discovering Earth and Space Science in Kumamoto and Montana