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Plum Landing: Bringing Free STEM Environmental Resources to Children's Museums 

Wednesday, November 29 • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST

Join this webinar to learn about the National Science Foundation-funded, PBS KIDS STEM digital project, Plum Landing, which inspires six to nine-year olds and families to get outside and explore the environment. Discover the many ways children's museums can utilize this rich site full of free resources to use onsite and in community outreach. You'll get an overview of the site, including animated webisodes, hands-on STEM activities for informal educators and parents, videos, games, Apps, and more. After an introduction to the initiative behind the project, get a deep dive of the site, and ways museums have begun to introduce Plum into their programming. Get inspired to start your own Plum program at your museum!
 
Speaker
Brianne Keith, WGBH/Boston
 

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Measuring Social Impact

Tuesday, December 19 • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST

It has become increasingly important for informal learning institutions to demonstrate the impact they have within their communities. Join this webinar to learn new practices for measuring social impact, including measurement how-tos, simple research methods, and working with partners, policymakers, funders, and other key stakeholders.

Speakers
Stephen Ashton, PhD, Director of Audience Research and Development, Thanksgiving Point
Kari Ross Nelson, Research and Evaluation, Thanksgiving Point

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Moving from Nice to Necessary: Social Justice Work in Children's Museums

Tuesday, January 23 • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST

Best of InterActivity 2017: Inclusion and access have always been among the children's museum field's core values. However, understanding our role in social justice has been more challenging. Speakers will describe some of the major impediments to productive social justice work and introduce a number of concepts to help the development and maintenance of an anti-oppressive practice. Join this webinar for a look at the fundamentals of social justice, anti-oppression, and how they can be applied in children's museums.

Speakers
Alicia Greene, Community Engagement Program Developer, Boston Children's Museum
Akemi Chayama, Japan Program Educator, Boston Children's Museum
Jennifer Alexander, Executive and Creative Director, Kidcity Children's Museum
Laura Huerta Migus, Executive Director, Association of Children's Museums

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Starting Small: Launching a Museum and University Partnership

Tuesday, January 30 • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST

Best of InterActivity 2017: Many museum professionals want to collaborate with university researchers, and vice versa. But how do you start, especially if you work at a small, mid-sized, or newer museum? How do you ensure that the partnership is mutually beneficial? Join this webinar to learn replicable strategies from a partnership between the Children's Museum Tucson and the University of Arizona. Take-aways include possible first steps for developing such collaborations.

Speakers
Cecile McKee, PhD, Research, Discovery, and Innovation Professor, Linguistics Department, University of Arizona
Autumn Rentmeester, Director of Development and Operations, Children's Museum Tucson/Oro Valley
Elly Zimmer, Research Affiliate, University of Arizona

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