Eduardo Santana-Castellon, co-founder of the Intermunicipal Environmental Agency for the Integrated Management of the Ayuquilia River Watershed, will be sharing his novel and ambitious project design for an environmental science museum in Mexico. This museum’s main goal is to provide environmental awareness and showcase how cities depend on nature to survive by discussing urban community conservation processes. He hopes to connect high school students, teachers, researchers, and the general public about environmental awareness through water, land, climate and urban issues.
The museum will not only used as an educational tool, but it will also host a community center that aims to foster neighborhood development. Construction of the museum is expected to start this year.
Dr. Santana is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology here at UW-Madison where he teaches a course on management of natural resources in Western Mexico. He is also a professor at, the seventh largest university in the Americas, Universidad de Guadalajara (UdG), Mexico.
He is an UW-Madison alumnus and has received numerous national and international awards for his conservation work in the Sierra de Manantlan Biosphere Reserve, collaboration governance mechanism for watershed management, and avian conservation.