Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture Educators' Evening
December 7, 2012
Join us for an evening celebrating the latest exhibition Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture. The evening will provide an opportunity for teachers to view the exhibition, hear from the curators who worked on the exhibit, network with other educators, and gather resources on how to use the exhibit with their students. The evening also includes a reception and time to engage in conversations with chefs, anthropologists, and scientists in fields ranging from nutrition to sustainability.
Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture seeks to take visitors beyond their day-to-day experiences with food by presenting them with the environmental, historical, economic, socio-cultural, industrial, and scientific dimensions of food production, preparation, and consumption. Food is an issue of personal choice and health, but it also connects us to much bigger systems. The foods we choose, both as individuals and as broader societies, connect us to farmers and farms; systems of gathering, growing, processing, and storing; the impacts of land and water use and transportation and energy consumption; and to each other through our cultural traditions and through the perpetuation of global disparities that leave more than 10 percent of the world’s population without enough to eat.
- 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Reception
- 5:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.: Curator Talk
- 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Visit the Exhibition
Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture was organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org).
The exclusive corporate sponsor for Our Global Kitchen Education Programs is