A Model for Integrating STEM Activities and History
Exhibit Planning and Design
The Conference Center  Wednesday, May 21  10:15-11:30 a.m.     304 
Learn how historic museums and sites are integrating science museum STEM-based activities into their exhibitions and interpretation in order to broaden their offerings and their audience. Experience live examples of this work and hear how evaluation has played a key role.

Sponsored by Exhibits Development Group (EDG).


Session Format :    Flash

Learner Outcomes

Marjorie Bequette - Science Museum of Minnesota

Marjorie is Director of Evaluation and Research at the Science Museum of Minnesota where she leads a number of community-based studies including the recent NSF-funded "Making Connections", a design-based study to explore ways to engage a broader audience in STEM using Maker experiences. Marjorie earned her PhD in Science Education at Stanford University.

Cathryn Ferree - Conner Prairie Museum

Catherine Hughes - Conner Prairie Museum

I am a hybrid museum/theatre professional who has written, directed and performed over many years about art, science and history. I've studied and writtten about visitor response to performance and live interpretation in museums. I have also taught a museum theatre course at Butler University, and lectured at various institutions. Currently, I oversee live interpretation across Conner Prairie's many experience areas, as well as oversee evaluation.

James Roe -

David Unger - Museum of History & Industry