I'm happy to announce that the Cal Academy will be participating in an exciting session at the 2014 Association of Science and Technology Centers annual conference in Raleigh, North Carolina this October. We are calling it, "Youth-proof Your Program!"
How good do you think your digital youth program at your museum or science center is? Not sure? Why not ask some teens themselves? We've put together a panel of six youth from three different museums with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives who are eager to review, critique and make suggestions for your youth program.
Co-organized by the American Museum of Natural History, the California Academy of Sciences and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, this youth-led session will be an energetic, fun and thought-provoking opportunity for museum educators to get feedback from six expert youth leaders.
I will be accompanying two of our most active Digital Learning youth to Raleigh, for their first exposure to a major science education conference. They are both whip-smart, articulate, and experienced with a variety of youth programs at museums. So best bring your "A Game," museum educators!
An program, exhibit, or experience aimed at youth that incorporates some form of digital media is acceptable. The program either needs to be currently running or be in-development. Program developers or educators need to be physically present to describe their program to the teens in Raleigh on October 18.
If you are game, head to this link or fill out the form below.
The actual session will take place on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 4:30-5:45 PM.