Local ecosystems around the world face serious environmentalchallenges. Native communities have found innovative solutions by combining traditional knowledge with modern science. Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science, a new exhibition in SITES’s program developed by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and partners, features stories of ecological and cultural restoration from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Tulalip Tribes, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and Native Hawaiians.

The exhibition is comprised of 18 colorful banners and includes digital design templates for host venues to customize 1 additional banner with local content. Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, Roots of Wisdom is accompanied by rich educational resources that will enhance the visitor experience and reinforce the themes of the exhibition.

Roots of Wisdom is perfect for tribal museums and cultural centers, general museums, libraries, and other venues.


Exhibition specifications

Contents 18 banners, plus digital design templates for 2 additional banners that exhibitors can customize with local content; staff/docent training guide; marketing kit
Participation Fee $2,400 per 10-week booking, plus outgoing shipping
Size 150 running feet
Category Science, History & Culture
Security Limited Security
SITES Contacts Katherine Krile, 202.633.3108 (Content/Design)
Minnie Russell
, 202.633.3160 (Scheduling)
Tour begins 2017

Tour itinerary

Dates   Host Institution Status
February 13 - May 7, 2017   Hale La‘akea Library Learning Commons, Windward Community College, Kane'ohe, HI Booked
May 25 - August 27, 2017   Farragut Museum, Farragut, TN Booked
September 16 - November 26, 2017     Call for Availability
December 16, 2017 - February 25, 2018     Call for Availability
March 17 - May 27, 2018     Call for Availability
June 16 - August 26, 2018     Call for Availability
September 15 - November 25, 2018     Call for Availability
March 16 - May 26, 2019     Call for Availability
June 15 - August 25, 2019     Call for Availability
September 14 - November 24, 2019     Call for Availability
December 14, 2019 - February 23, 2020     Call for Availability
March 14 - May 24, 2020     Call for Availability
June 13 - August 23, 2020     Call for Availability
September 12 - November 22, 2020     Call for Availability
December 12, 2020 - February 21, 2021     Call for Availability
March 13 - May 23, 2021     Call for Availability

Related publications

Visit the Roots of Wisdom website, featuring videos, games, and activity kits, and classroom resources.

Press release

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