Teenagers in Science Centers—Reinventing Programs to Increase Impact

Sunday, September 30, 2018: 3:15 PM-4:30 PM
Meeting Room 15 (Connecticut Convention Center)
Session Leader:
Ronen Mir, director, science learning centers, The Weizmann Institute of Science
Presenters:
Netzach Farbiash, Ph.D. student, Carasso Science Park, Alemayehu Abera, Director, STEM Synergy Ethiopia, Noel Jackson, Head of Education, International Centre for Life, Patricia Verheyden, Consultant, Patricia Verheyden Consulting and Jennifer Martin, Freelance CEO, Independent

Teenagers are usually underrepresented in science centers. Collaborations among science centers, schools, and communities reach out to this audience. Speakers describe long-term, evolving, sustainable projects around the world, including challenges, implementation, successes, failures, and outcomes. Session participants will share their perspectives, concerns, expectations, and innovative ideas for programs to engage teens.

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