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
Presenters:
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.