Mike Adams NEMA 2009

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Mike Adams, outreach coordinator of the Museum of Science, Boston, presents on the ways MOS presents interdisciplinary programming during October is Archaeology Month in MA. For the Nov. 09 NEMA conference.

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Mike Adams NEMA 2009

  1. 1. Archaeology Week at the Museum of Science Using archaeology to teach hands-on history, science, technology, and engineering Michael Adams [email_address]
  2. 2. Advantages of Thematic Interdisciplinary Programming <ul><li>Attract a new audience to your museum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different subject teachers (social studies) and also the general public </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can use the theme as marketing tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect to local, state, or national educational initiatives </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What if the topic is outside of your specialty? <ul><li>Partner with another organization </li></ul><ul><li>Invite guest experts </li></ul><ul><li>Borrow resources you might need </li></ul>
  4. 4. Forge Partnerships <ul><li>Archaeological Institute of America </li></ul><ul><li>Oldest Archaeology Society in the world </li></ul><ul><li>7 years experience with archaeology fairs </li></ul><ul><li>Located right in Boston </li></ul>
  5. 5. Invite Guest Experts <ul><li>MOS/ AIA Archaeology Fair </li></ul>
  6. 6. Archaeology Fair Robbins Museum of Archaeology
  7. 7. Archaeology Fair Dig Magazine
  8. 8. Archaeology Fair Danvers Alarm List Company
  9. 9. Archaeology Fair Massachusetts Archaeological Society
  10. 10. Archaeology Fair Franklin Pierce Anthropology Club
  11. 11. Archaeology Fair Archaeological Institute of America
  12. 12. Borrow What you Need Ancient Engineers of the Arctic Exhibit
  13. 13. Interdisciplinary Programs on a Budget <ul><li>Resurrect old programming </li></ul><ul><li>Add new elements to existing programming </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize staff talents </li></ul><ul><li>Reach a new audience through outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Seek financial support </li></ul>
  14. 14. Resurrect Programming
  15. 15. Resurrect Programming Motel of the Mysteries Adventures in Archaeology
  16. 16. Add to Existing Programming Bobsled Racing Inuit Dogsled Racing
  17. 17. Add to Existing Programming Fantastic Forces Fantastic Forces: Archaeology
  18. 18. Add to Existing Programming The Sky Tonight Ancient Astronomy
  19. 19. Utilize Staff Talents Archaeology Story Hours with Related Activites
  20. 20. Reaching New Audiences: Outreach Massachusetts Atlatl Field Days Rebecca Nurse Homestead, Danvers MA
  21. 21. Outreach: Spearthrower Science Massachusetts Atlatl Field Days Rebecca Nurse Homestead, Danvers MA
  22. 22. Outreach: Science of Millstones Opening of the Rose Kennedy Greenway North End Park- Boston, MA
  23. 23. Seek Financial Support <ul><li>Intrigued by multidisciplinary nature of Archaeology Week </li></ul><ul><li>Also like the unique blend of activities, presentations, and other programming </li></ul>
  24. 24. Sample Activity <ul><li>Make your own astrolabe </li></ul><ul><li>Connections to science, history, math, geography, and more </li></ul>

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