Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability

Palestine Museum of Natural History

Education

  1. Held a science festival that brought hundreds of school children and volunteers together for activities such as experiments and discussions on topics ranging from critical thinking to physics to environmental protection.
  2. Worked on three programs for environmental education and awareness at schools (funded by UNDP, US Consulate and Canadian Consulate). For example of one of those projects see this video https://youtu.be/AZOoOzXU7tQ(Arabic and English)

  1. Held many workshops such as:

-Fisheries Bureau of the department Dennis Riecke, a fisheries biologist with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks October 16, 2017
-Soap making and Recycling glass 10 September 2016
-GIS systems  14 July 2016
-Water and natural resource management 2 April 2016.
-Peacebuilding in the Holy Land: Strategizing Our Popular Resistance, Bethlehem, Palestine 4-7 November 2015.
-Making Scorpions Using Recycled Wires 14 July 2015
-Water Innovation and Project Development 15 June 2015
-Peace Gardens and Trauma Relief 24 May 2015
-Museums in Palestine 23 April 2015
-Bee Keeping  April 2015
-Mushrooms 24 March 2015
-Geology and paleontology 31 March 2015
-Environment day at the museum 30 March 2015
-Cancer (3 March 2015).
-Research Methodology and Ethics (27 January 2015).
-Taxidermy December 2014

Volunteers

    1. Represented BU on meeting at Ministry of Education on Horizon2020 and on the Higher Council for Innovation and Excellence among others.
    2. Mentored graduate and undergraduate students at Bethlehem University and three other Palestinian universities (PPU, HU, BZU) on senior thesis and graduate research. Many won top awards (for example students in architecture at PPU for design of new PMNH building).
    3. Hosted in the museum and garden over 70 school delegations serving over 3000 student visitors who became aware of environmental issues
    4. Museum staff participated in over 50 educational workshops and conventions learning new skills and networking with over 2000 people.
    5. People also get educated visiting our exhibits or by working in our collections.