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PLAYING WELLWITH OTHERS: ALOOK AT MULTI-   MUSEUMPARTNERSHIPS  ASTC 2012
Speakers:   Lara Litchfield-Kimber, Executive    Director, Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum    (Poughkeepsie, NY)   MadlynRu...
Education
KDT Components:   1 DT site per grade level (PreK-5th)   Free field trip + transportation   Age-appropriate and content...
Grade 2 – Sciencenter:   “Power the Future” program   Grade level book: “Our Earth, Clean Energy”   Pre- and Post-Visit...
Teacher ProfessionalDevelopment:   Trips are scheduled through a district-wide    elementary teacher meeting   Meeting c...
Community Impact   Defined and planned links to community    organizations that might be overlooked   Cross-Tourism   P...
Education Impact: KDT serves ALL students, regardless of  finances; 100% classroom participation Schools are guaranteed ...
Education in the Community   Ithaca Fest Parade   Community Book Fest   Full Circle Celebration   Expansion around the...
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Playing Well With Others: A Look at Multi-Museum Partnerships

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Summary of the educational aspects of multi-museum partnerships, looking at the Kids Discover the Trail! program in Ithaca, New York. Presented at the 2012 ASTC conference.

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Playing Well With Others: A Look at Multi-Museum Partnerships

  1. 1. PLAYING WELLWITH OTHERS: ALOOK AT MULTI- MUSEUMPARTNERSHIPS ASTC 2012
  2. 2. Speakers: Lara Litchfield-Kimber, Executive Director, Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (Poughkeepsie, NY) MadlynRunberg, Director of School Programs, Natural History Museum of Utah (Salt Lake City) Christina Akers, Exhibit Developer, Science Museum of Minnesota (St. Paul) Sean Rooney, Senior Science Educator, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (Portland)
  3. 3. Education
  4. 4. KDT Components: 1 DT site per grade level (PreK-5th) Free field trip + transportation Age-appropriate and content-linked book provided to each child “Buddy-up” system
  5. 5. Grade 2 – Sciencenter: “Power the Future” program Grade level book: “Our Earth, Clean Energy” Pre- and Post-Visit Activities (molecule making, info on climate change and wind energy, Draft Detectors/Draft Catchers)
  6. 6. Teacher ProfessionalDevelopment: Trips are scheduled through a district-wide elementary teacher meeting Meeting components:- Intro to goals of KDT- Grade-level breakout sessions- Educators give overview of program and distribute pre- and post-visit activities- Trip scheduling
  7. 7. Community Impact Defined and planned links to community organizations that might be overlooked Cross-Tourism Partnerships make a community a destination
  8. 8. Education Impact: KDT serves ALL students, regardless of finances; 100% classroom participation Schools are guaranteed field trips; field trips become well-known special events Teachers becomecollaborators in thepartnership and formrelationships with sites
  9. 9. Education in the Community Ithaca Fest Parade Community Book Fest Full Circle Celebration Expansion around the county?

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