Paul Seim (ATT), delivered Garden One in the loading dock at the Marriott City Center building in downtown Minneapolis, where Better World Museum is located. It was at the Wayzata High School since IoTFuse. This model will eventually be returned to that school, and we will build future models- perhaps in a new shape or without shelves with suspended tubes - who knows? That's one of the exciting parts of this project is that the community will determine how it goes: A Hackathon is scheduled for August 19th!
What happens when a museum makes a teen a Leader? Better World Museum appointed a 12 year old, "Director of Science and Innovation" for an indoor edible garden project? Her responsibilities include researching plants, managing social media, and a blog. However, she has exceeded these expectations by creating a program that uses connected technological devices and public place-making to help bring sustainable solutions to starving communities. This Case Study will examine how one 12 year old can be an effective museum leader, despite lack of advanced education, professionalism, or expected teen behaviors. Follow this presentation for a study in risk-taking, teen leadership, unexpected rewards, challenges, problem solving, and stories that defy expectations of what it takes to be a museum leader today, as well as this Teen-Director's impact on the greater community.