Come join us to learn how gardens and museums are grappling with science communication and nature engagement as strategies for fulfilling their missions in this digital era. During this session, participants will hear from four different non-traditional programs that help visitors learn about key scientific information. Attendees will learn the process of developing programs to make scientific concepts accessible, relatable, and most importantly fun for the public. Learn about Botanical Brainiacs (a plant science-themed trivia night with a range of questions designed to engage all audiences), a pollination syndrome-themed comedy show (Fifty Shades of Green) that debuted at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and more similar programs!
Attendees will leave with a how-to guide for each of the programs. There are endless ways to entice, engage, and educate, so why not have programs as diverse as the audiences they are engaging?
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