Effective Ways to Help Museum Facilitators Engage the Public
Education and Interpretation
The Conference Center  Wednesday, May 21  10:15-11:30 a.m.     101 
How can you liven up your facilitator training and create a shift away from telling and towards doing? Staff from a science center, botanic garden, art museum and history museum share engaging practical examples of facilitator trainings. Explore best practices, lessons learned and challenges faced.

Session Format :    Creative Collaborations

Learner Outcomes

Stephanie Arduini - American Civil War Museum

Stephanie Fitzwater Arduini is the Director of Education at The American Civil War Museum. In her thirteen years in museums and informal education, Stephanie has worked in everything from costumed interpretation and K-12 outreach education to adult programming and professional development. Her experience at institutions including the Pacific Science Center, American Alliance of Museums, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, and Mackinac State Historic Parks unite a passion for creating engaging vis

Maura Nelson Clifford - United States Botanic Garden

Maura Nelson serves as a Program Specialist and the Volunteer Coordinator at the United States Botanic Garden. Goals for the volunteer program include training volunteers to excel as advocates for the public within the museum and maximizing the visitor-centered museum experience. Ms. Nelson develops training and continuing education opportunities that empower volunteers and Garden visitors to experience the museum more fully.

Jennifer Pritchard - Pacific Science Center

Jenni Stenson - Orange County Museum of Art