Getting to Purple—Continuing the Conversation on Engaging Audiences in Dialogue on Challenging Issues

Monday, October 1, 2018: 2:30 PM-3:45 PM
Meeting Room 23 (Connecticut Convention Center)
Session Leader:
Becca Hatheway, Manager of Teaching and Learning, National Center for Atmospheric Research/UCAR
Presenters:
Andrew Lloyd, Head of Special Projects, International Centre for Life, Elisabeth Demke, Executive Director, Gateway to Science, Megan Pratt, Executive Director, The Pensacola MESS Hall and David Sittenfeld, Program Manager, Forum, Museum of Science

How can science museums be a safe place for challenging ideas, opening people’s eyes to understandings of the other side and the equivocation that is science? Discuss your successes and failures with museum colleagues as we explore programs, exhibits, and strategies that respect visitors’ views while conveying challenging science concepts.

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