Spaces are limited for this workshop. Register as soon as possible.
The URBEST program in collaboration with the Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC) will be hosting a hands-on workshop April 13th 2016 from noon to 2pm in CEL 2-7534. If you have an interest in science communication, science education or are interested in opportunities to volunteer at the RMSC this workshop is for you.
This workshop will help graduate students, post-docs, and other trainees get familiarized with the concept of Informal Science Education (ISE), the education that happens in informal settings like museums, magazines and TV shows. This workshop is based on the approaches and trainings developed by the Portal to the Public (PoP) network, an NSF-funded initiative from the Pacific Science Center to help connect public audiences with the science happening in their communities.
Kara Verno, Program Supervisor at the RMSC, and Liz Albertorio, Science Saturdays presenter, will lead this interactive two-hour workshop. Kara specializes in helping scientists find their creative voice and find effective ways to describe their research to broad audiences. Using hands-on interactive exercises, Kara will help you understand the concepts of inquiry-based science education and how you can use your research to get involved at the RMSC. This workshop is required for those who would like to volunteer in some of the RMSC outreach programs, such as Science Alive!.
A limited number of admissions tickets to the museum will be available and provided for those interested in participating in outreach events at the RMSC. This opportunity is open to all Masters and PhD trainees and postdoctoral associates from the Medical Center Campus, the River Campus and the URBEST program. Lunch will be provided for this workshop.
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