Conservation DistList Archives [Date] [Subject] [Author] [SEARCH]

Subject: Online course on education collections

Online course on education collections

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013
MS 014: Education Collections
Instructor: Karin Hostetter
Oct 21 - Sep 25, 2013
Location: online at <URL:>

Description: What do you do with collection objects that no longer
belong in the scientific collection but are too good to throw out or
with the donations that just don't quite "fit"? Use them in
education collections. Their value as educational objects for the
public is immeasurable.

Logistics: Participants in Education Collections will read
literature and participate in two one-hour chats to discuss
Education Collections. Each student should read course materials and
prepare questions or comments to share with the other students in
the chat. This is a mini-course and takes no more than 10 hours of a
student's time. This is an opportunity to brain-storm with
colleagues about what works and what doesn't work.

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.

Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:12
                Distributed: Saturday, September 7, 2013
                       Message Id: cdl-27-12-011
Received on Thursday, 5 September, 2013

[Search all CoOL documents]

URL: http://