2017 ASTC Annual Conference (October 21-24)

Getting to Purple: Engaging Audiences in Dialogue on Challenging Issues

Saturday, October 21, 2017: 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Convention Center
Session Leader:
Megan Pratt, The Pensacola MESS Hall
Elisabeth Demke, Gateway to Science, Becca Hatheway, National Center for Atmospheric Research/UCAR, Andrew Lloyd, International Centre for Life, Brindha Muniappan, MIT Museum and David Sittenfeld, Museum of Science

How can science museums be a safe place for challenging ideas, opening people's eyes to understandings of the other side, and the equivocation that is science? Discuss your successes and failures with museum colleagues as we explore programs, exhibits, and strategies that respect visitors’ views but convey challenging science concepts.