2017 ASTC Annual Conference (October 21-24)

Keep the Wow, Ditch the Ow! Keeping Informal Science Education Sensational and Safe

Monday, October 23, 2017: 9:15 AM-10:30 AM
Convention Center
Session Leader:
Shanna Caster, The Franklin Institute
Christina Dillard, Museum of Science, Kenny Webster, Science Museum, Jaxon Brinsfield, Science Museum Oklahoma and Clint Stone, Science Museum Oklahoma

Keeping informal science education highly engaging while maintaining a safe environment for educators and visitors alike is critical to providing high-quality museum experiences.  Attendees will learn about, share past experiences and practice assessing the safety of demonstrations using hazard risk assessments, as recommended under NFPA 45’s  educational demonstrations guidelines.