ASTC's 2016 Annual Conference (September 24 - 27)

Engaging Adult and Teen Audiences in Socio-Scientific Discussions: A mosquito engineering forum case study

Sunday, September 25, 2016: 1:15 PM-2:30 PM
Tampa Convention Center
Session Leader:
Caroline Lowenthal, Museum of Science
Presenters:
Eric Havel, Chabot Space & Science Center, Dan Stanton, Chabot Space & Science Center, Melissa Telemeco, Pacific Science Center, Michelle Kortenaar, Sciencenter, Erin Thelen, New York Hall of Science and Elizabeth Slagus, New York Hall of Science

Genetically engineered mosquitoes can reduce the spread of malaria. Should we release them into the wild? Learn how museums across the country engaged the public in forum discussions about this topic, participate in the mosquito forum activity, and consider how you might adapt the format to your own museum.