Inspiring Effective Public Science Communication at the Edge of New Discoveries
The Harvard Museum of Natural History’s Science Education Partner program connects the professional experience of museum educators with the science expertise of Harvard University graduate students. We’ll reflect on first year ups and downs, and encourage participants to start similar partnerships at their institutions with images, activity demos, and resources.
Presented by Amy Gunzelmann, Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
Design Stories: Bringing Field Trip Engineering Design Experiences Back to the Classroom
NYSCI will share a use-case study of teachers’ use of Design Stories, an iPad app that invites educators to capture moments of student learning during design and making activities. We will share how teachers used the app to extend their students’ experiences on a field trip into their classrooms.
Presented by Rose Pozos, New York Hall of Science
How to Organize a Science Game Jam in 87 Easy to Follow Steps
Game Jams are a fun and exciting way to get people engaged around a particular science / environmental issue. The presentation will emulate the frantic, unpredictable and entertaining nature of game jams. You'll walk away with everything you need to know to run a successful science game jam.
Presented by Rik Panganiban, California Academy of Sciences
Public interactions with scientists: what’s the impact?
Across the country, the number of science festivals, many led by science centers, is increasing exponentially. A hallmark of science festivals is public interaction with STEM professionals. With data from 24 science festivals (and more than 20,000 surveys), we will share key outcomes of these interactions.
Presented by Katherine Nielsen, Science & Health Education Partnership, US San Francisco
Igniting Inquiry: Kids’ Citizen-Science Observations Spark Authentic Science Investigations
Exploring local habitat, contributing to citizen-science projects, and conducting science investigations are wonderful ways to develop students’ science process skills. Discover ideas and resources for informal educators who wish to support students and teachers in participating in citizen science and science investigations!
Presented by Jennifer Fee, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Designing for data: Creating interactive experiences to boost data literacy in the middle grades
The Gulf of Maine Research Institute will describe our multi-year effort to design an interactive learning experience focused on data and climate literacy via NASA’s rich earth systems data assets. Come learn how we, along with our partners, are blending experience design and learning research to create compelling data-forward experiences.
Presented by Jeff Bate, Gulf of Maine Research Institute