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Online course on education in museums

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2013
MS236: Education in Museums
Instructor: Karin Hostetter
Aug 5-30, 2013
Location: Online at

Description: The world of museum education is as varied as the
imagination. From school field trips to online blogs, from
2-year-olds to senior citizens, and from formal programs to
volunteering, it is all part of the educational delivery system of a
museum. In Education in Museums, survey the education programs
offered at your site. Determine what exhibits and collections need
better representation through education. Develop a long term plan of
education program development for your site that you can use to
improve services to your community.

Logistics: Participants in Education in Museums work through
sections on their own. Materials and resources include online
literature, slide lectures and dialog between students and the
instructor through online forums.

Education in Museums runs four weeks. To learn more about the
course, go to
If you have trouble please contact Helen Alten at

The Instructor:

    Karin Hostetter has over thirty years experience with museum
    education. With a career that includes natural history museums,
    cultural history museums (including first person
    interpretation), nature centers, and zoos, Ms. Hostetter is
    experienced in interpretive writing, program and curriculum
    development, and staff and volunteer training. As a museum
    educator, she was Curator of Education for the Heard Natural
    Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary (McKinney, TX). Among her
    award-winning education curricula are several programs she
    developed for the education departments during her five years at
    the Heard Museum and her twelve years on staff at the Denver
    Zoo. As an interpretive writer, Ms. Hostetter has written text
    for exhibits, wayside exhibits, visitor brochures, and
    professional magazines. Her skill is in making technical
    information understandable and meaningful to visitors.

    Karin Hostetter is owner of Interpret This, a consulting company
    specializing in interpretive writing, program and curriculum
    development, and volunteer program management. When she is not
    consulting with other museums, she likes to volunteer and
    contract teach at them with a special love for preschool and
    family programs.

Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

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