McWane Science Center
Log Number: MA-40-19-0278-19
The McWane Science Center will improve learning opportunities for its visitors by establishing an institutional science engagement interpretive plan and training staff members and volunteers through the National Association of Interpretation workshops and certification programs. Staff and volunteers will learn the theory and practice of oral interpretive communication skills in a 32-hour training program, followed by a formal testing and certification process. Two education staff members will be trained to serve as Certified Interpretive Trainers. One exhibit staff member will become a Certified Interpretive Planner, which will help ensure that the knowledge and best practices learned through the project will be incorporated into the museum's ongoing comprehensive planning activities. The museum will work with an external consultant to develop the science engagement interpretive plan, which will guide the reformatting of education programs and development of new visitor experiences.