Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science.

Now more than ever, populations across the globe face serious challenges meeting basic human needs in maintaining sustainable food supplies, clean drinking water and healthy communities. These challenges have inspired innovative solutions from native communities working together. In Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science, visitors will learn how diverse Native American and Hawaiian cultures are using their traditional knowledge in conjunction with cutting-edge, western science and technology to successfully restore waterways, help save endangered species, solve health problems, and revitalize cultural practices.

The exhibition shares the stories of four communities giving visitors inspiring, real life examples of how complementary solutions to ecological and health challenges are being applied to improve our world. Through the voices of elders and youth, storytelling, hands-on interactives, multimedia and graphics, visitors will take part in the growing movement towards sustainability and reclamation of age-old practices.

Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science is specially designed for families and youth ages 11-14.

To learn more about the exhibition project, please take a look at the dedicated website here:

Availability Timeframe  
Spring 2019
  • Requires a minimum of 2,000 sq. ft.
  • 10-12 exhibits: hands-on interactives, computer-based activities, graphic panels and text
  • Instruction Manual and technical support
  • Teachers Guide
  • Marketing Kit
Cost & Rental Terms 
  • Rental fee is $30,000 for a 3 month booking; double bookings available at a discount
  • Shipped in one 53 ft. truck
  • Deposit required upon booking
  • 5 days estimated for installation and takedown
Credit Line 

This exhibit was made possible through funds from the National Science Foundation.