True Stories and Thoughtful Conversation: Exploring Science and Religion in Museum Programs

Monday, October 1, 2018: 9:15 AM-10:30 AM
Meeting Room 26 (Connecticut Convention Center)
Session Leader:
Rae Ostman, Associate Research Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
Presenters:
Stephanie Long, Director of Science Live Theatre, Science Museum of Minnesota, Darrell Porcello, Director, STEM Networks and Partnerships, Children’s Creativity Museum, Mitchell Sava, Vice President of Innovation, Learning, and Engagement, Museum of Life and Science, Emily Hostetler, Forum Education Associate, Museum of Science and Michael Zirulnik, Executive Director, The Varsity Project

This session explores experimental programs designed to promote reflection and productive conversations about the relationship of science and religion. Programs include museum theatre, live storytelling, video interviews, a family program, and teacher professional development. Discussion topics will include challenges and successes and programmatic approaches to potentially polarizing topics.

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