This week, five teenage girls from Mongolia are in Philadelphia exploring the city and learning about natural sciences halfway around the world from their home. Since the fall, they have been part of a group of teens in Mongolia participating in a program at the National Museum of Mongolia in which they collaborate online with teens in Philadelphia at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University to learn about climate change. This summer, five of the Philly teens from the Academy’s program, Women in Natural Sciences (WINS), will travel to Mongolia. Above, the visiting Mongolian teens and several of the Philly WINS participants tour the research collections at the Academy.
The exchange program, “Cultural Repercussions of Climate Change in Two Communities: A Teenage Viewpoint,” a Museums Connect project, is made possible by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the American Alliance of Museums.
For more information, visit the Academy’s blog.
More photos are available from the U.S. State Department here.