Environmental Education

BUS-eum 2023 Wednesday, 31st

On Wednesday, May 31st, German students from the Universität Erfurt – in collaboration with the Friends School of Minnesota – are bringing an innovative mobile exhibit about climate change to St. Paul as part of their efforts to raise awareness and spark meaningful discussion.

Friends School students in grades 5, 6, and 7 will get to tour the bus during the school day.

The Wider Community Is Invited to Visit the Bus
The wider community is welcome to stop by and visit the bus between 10:30-3pm.

The exhibits HEARTLAND’S FUTURE: How Can We Live Together on a Changing Planet? features a series of engaging presentations and panel discussions, exploring the latest research, innovative solutions, and practical actions that can help mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.

Also onboard the BUS-eum is the TRACES Center for History and Culture’s exhibit HIDDEN AND FORBIDDEN NO MORE: Prequels to the Greatest Generation, 1914-41, which highlights five forgotten moments in history that shaped America’s Heartland for generations to follow: The Kaiser (anti-German hysteria in WWI), The Klan (“America’s White Cancer”), The Killer (the global influenza pandemic of 1918-19), The Cow Wars (farmer rebellions during the Great Depression), and The Whiskey Cookers (Prohibition-era bootlegging).

Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the bus, interact with the exhibits and exchange perspectives on the past and future of the Heartland and the world at large with German students and their Iowa-born museum director. The bus will be open to the public on the grounds of the Friends School of Minnesota (1365 Englewood Av) from 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM;

A Special Program – Quaker Responses to the Holocaust
There will be a special program about Quaker responses to the Holocaust from 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM.

Visiting the BUS-eum is free of charge. However, we welcome donations to keep the bus running. Donations can be made either in cash or via our “Square” QR-codes provided at the showing sites.

Here is the information in this blog post in a PDF.

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