GIL Meister

GIL Meister
Science Education
School tours
Goal: Embed museum tour
into a specific grade
science education program
Current: Target audience is 35th grade
Existing School tours
Current: the tour calendar is booked through
March 2017
Roll into new strategy
School district
Action: Engagement with
school district(s)
GOAL: Organize a private event for Bellingham
School District executive team to sell
partnership (Owner: TBD, Target Date: TBD)
Bellingham School District
Shannon ?
Stephanie Korn
Other school district
# tours per week
Determine tour model
Should we organize single class (2030
students) tours or offer a multiclass (8090
students) tour?
Event center or museum tour
Curriculum developed in support
of the grade specific tour.
Anne is working with a SMATE grad student to
help development & deliver curriculum
Current: Curriculum
Opposites Attract (1.5 hours)
Good Vibrations (1.5 hours)
Goal: Create the curriculum specific for the
school district/grade identified
2016 Educational strategy educational
programs identified (Electricity & Sound)
Packet of information Expanding
on identified curriculums
Best Practice: SPIE has branded
2017 as "the year of light" and
has developed corresponding
Website post
School district Distribution for
At the Museum Distribution (For
families or homeschool usage.)
WWU work study students
510 hours per week
Americorp volunteer
How to communicate success
Part of Annual Educational Report
Identification of costs
Part Science Ed funding strategy
Existing Robotics classes
Roll into Early release program strategy
Early Release Programs
Expand to be vehicle for Robotics classes
Bellingham early release 2017 (every Thursday)
Embed into the WWU Early Release program
Robotics prep classes for FIRST teams
Creator And Innovators For Girls
Early Release (2 spark days)
Model for Early Release Program strategy
Gender specific curriculum
Kids: Guided robotics projects would be the
Robotics kits usage
Robotics Partnerships/Support
FLL Meetups
Bellingham Robo Bash
Foundry @ TDC
Spark website
"Go to" for local robotics info/events
Fundraising site for FLL teams
Adults: Adult training for robotics
mentors/adults/teachers/parents to teach
various age groups of kids
Mangement leader facilitation
Technical how to do robotics
How to communicate success
Photo wall What scientists looks like
Team photos of FIRST teams
Group photo of CIC girls
Photos of High School Scholar girls
Photos from the community
Best practice: WWU Mix It Up
Robotics page on Spark website
Part of Annual Educational Report
Identification costs
Roll into Science Ed funding strategy
Additional Museum Education
Congruency with Sci Ed plan
May mean expansion of a display element.
May mean expansion of an element of the
MegaZapper show.
"SparkEd" symbol
Educational packet is available for more
science learning.
Adult Education
Educational onramp: College level curriculum
made accessible to the public.
Oregon University program
KMRE science shows
Other science shows
How to highlight these to the public
External sci ed excitement
Art Walk
Selfie site
Light show
Art & Science Walk C.O.B.
Opportunity to meet supporters of the Museum
Special community events
Quarterly family event
Mars event
Theory and practice. Exciting and timely topics
which relate to the Museum such as: data
science, acoustics, robotics, navigation, radio
and astronomy.
Free family accessibility
Good morning donuts & science
Spark Ed laminate to distribute
No host in the event center
Media display and music
Daily posts
Notices of upcoming events
"Shelfies" on museum items
Posts in support of our networking partners
Social media person
Science / Tech / Robotics Parade
Internal sci ed excitement
Museum store
Science kits
Robotics box
Spark Ed pkts
Example: SPIE pkt
Science items
Electronics for Kids Book
Spark Ed pkts to mail
Museum store items to mail
Science kits to mail
Contract with Science box for quarterly box.
Educational Partnerships
Close by Museums
Whatcom Museum / Lightcatcher
Close by NonProfits
The Foundary
Cooperative effort w robotics classes
Mt. Baker Theatre
Regional Museums
Pacific Science Center
Back to Bham
Community nonprofits
Communication plan
Monthly communication email
Annual meeting and invitation to Museum for
each partner
Annual educational report
Science Ed Class Directory
GOAL: Develop directory database and update
process (Owner: TBD, Target Date: TBD)
GOAL: Populate directory with classes from
Bellingham, Ferndale, Lyndon, Mt Baker, and
Meridian K12 curriculum (Owner: TBD, Target
Date: TBD)
GOAL: Publish and promote
directory (Owner: TBD, Target: TBD)
Permutation: Create a sci ed review with
all community resources. Gap
identification. Utilized for grants. Not
for publication.
Corporate sponsors
Monthly communication email
Annual meeting and invitation to the Museum
Washington STEM
Fundraising strategy
Donation site on Spark webpage
Annual Fundraising event
Electronics for Kids author
Targeted funding for Museum tour costs
Targeted funding for Robotics education costs
Additional funding for museum
Annual Education Report
Diversity and Inclusion
Inclusion of girls
Inclusion to economically challenged schools
Race diversity
Membership Program
Fund Raising
Crowd sourcing
Marketing & Communication
Online Ads
Google Ad Words
Trip Advisor
Social Media Engagement