Museum of the Environment
Museum of the Environment is Based near Lake Kivu in the Western Province, the Museum of the Environment covers two floors with a traditional herbal medicine garden on the rooftop. The first of its kind on the continent, the museum looks at renewable and non-renewable sources of energy. It is designed as an educational center for our visitors, many of them local. Its purpose is to help people understand and safeguard their environment, and ensure integrated and durable development.
This smart museum on Kibuye's lake shore has educational displays about energy sources and the environmental impact of different types of fuel sources. It won't appeal to anyone who knows anything about sustainability, but there is an excellent rooftop garden with a collection of native plants, each with explanations of their use in traditional medicine. It has three sections, including the exhibition area, where visitors learn about the various forms of renewable and non-renewable energy such as solar energy formation and harvesting. Here are found solar panels weighing 200 kilogrammes each and worth Rwf 70 million apiece, a donation from the Natural Museum in Germany.
The museum management plans to partner with traditional medicine experts to ensure more medicinal plants are identified and conserved in its gardens and also utilise the knowledge of administering treatment using natural herbs.