Program and Agenda

Abstract

LIVING LIQUID: PARTNERING WITH OCEAN SCIENTISTS TO CREATE MUSEUM EXHIBITS

The Exploratorium, a science museum in San Francisco, opened a waterfront location with a new collection of marine microbiology exhibits called Living Liquid. This collection focuses on the tools and data used by marine microbiologists, such as a survey of San Francisco Bay plankton and an interactive version of the MIT Darwin Project Model. These exhibits would not have been possible without the expertise, datasets, and advice provided by our scientific partners at the Center for Microbial Research and Education, MIT, the US Geologic Survey, and other research centers. This presentation will highlight the critical role partnerships play in creating engaging, authentic educational experiences for the public on ocean sciences. We will use our exhibits as case studies in what partnerships make possible, how to work together, what partners learn from each other, and how to grow partnerships that work.

ePoster: http://http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/east-gallery/plankton-population

Authors

Frazier, J. A., Exploraotrium, USA, jfrazier@exploratorium.edu

Ma, J., Exploratorium, USA, jma@exploratorium.edu

Liao, I., UC Davis, USA

Dutkiewicz, S., MIT

Details

Poster presentation

Session #:066
Date: 2/26/2014
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Location: Poster/Exhibit Hall

Presentation is given by student: No

PosterID: 1862