“Once in a Lifetime” Opportunities: Visitors’ Meaning Making During the 2017 Solar Eclipse (Poster Presentation)

Saturday, September 29, 2018: 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Exhibit Halls AB (Connecticut Convention Center)
Session Leader:
Joanna Garner, Executive Director, Center for Educational Partnerships, Old Dominion University
Presenter:
Joanna Garner, Executive Director, Center for Educational Partnerships, Old Dominion University

Rare events such as an eclipse offer a unique opportunity for science museums and technology centers to prompt visitors to reflect on what the event means to them. We demonstrate a process that leverages natural occurrence to help visitors re-see the phenomenon, the world, and themselves.

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