2017 ASTC Annual Conference (October 21-24)

Drawing the Line: Where Does Science Education End and Policy Advocacy Begin?

Sunday, October 22, 2017: 3:00 PM-4:15 PM
Convention Center
Session Leader:
Victoria Coats, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Presenters:
Becca Hatheway, National Center for Atmospheric Research/UCAR, David Sittenfeld, Museum of Science, Patrick Hamilton, Science Museum of Minnesota and Dan Kahan, Yale Law School

Ideally, our collective efforts contribute to STEM literacy and evidence-based decision making. But, how do we connect these dots? Should we present just the facts? Weigh risks and benefits? Promote specific actions and choices? How do museums push back against the notion that we now live in a post-factual world?

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