Makin' It Happen

CEP is a program where students practice leadership, build community, and get involved in the real world through its core tenets: Community, Environment, and Planning. This is a window into some of those real-world opportunities.

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Opening January 28, the Burke Museum presents Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, an exhibit that is a place to gather and discuss the myriad of 21st century food issues.  Hungry Planet introduces families from 10 countries around the world through photographs of family members at home, at the market, and surrounded by a week’s worth of groceries. The photographs are a spring board that allows visitors to ask questions about our own food choices and traditions.  In addition, the Burke, together with local tribal members, has developed Salish Bounty: Traditional Native American Foods of the Puget Sound, a supplementary display that connects Burke Museum research on 5,000 years of Tribal diets to current efforts to revitalize Coast Salish Peoples food tradition.
 
 
On February 7 at 7 pm join us for special evening of fast-paced food talk at the Neptune Theater. Nine food experts, including UW students and retired faculty, will offer six-minute presentations on topics ranging from what we ate 10,000 years ago and the power of women farmers, to bees in literature and how to subsist on wild food in the city. (Plus tips on eating bugs and slugs!)
Be sure to check the exhibit website for a complete list of our weekly events aimed at encouraging discussion on how people incorporate food into their lives and cultures - around the world and in our own backyard.

If you are interested in bringing your class to the museum, please contact the museum’s Education office in advance to schedule a time for your visit.  Doing so ensures that your class or group has access to the resources they need for a brilliant learning experience. 

Please call 206-543-5591 or email burked@uw.edu if you would like more information on class visits or tours.

The Museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day.  Admission is always free with UW ID.
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