Educational Materials Share Fair @ SPNHC

Mon, 2019-06-24 12:22 -- jvgoodwin

Educational Materials Share Fair @ SPNHC 2019

On the last day of the conference iDigBio collaborated with BLUE to facilitate the 2nd annual Educational Materials Share Fair. This year we had 12 presenters and over 70 participants. This session is an opportunity for colleagues to share and get feedback on collections-based education or outreach materials. Materials can be at any stage of development from fledgling ideas to fully vetted materials. This year we had a variety of materials presented including lesson plans, classroom kits, educational games, collections-based courses, augmented reality apps, and social media campaigns.  We collected feedback and found that an overwhelming majority of participants felt that the session was worth their time and that they would use or share the information they learned. Many of the participants asked for more sessions in the allotted time so they could hear from more presenters, so we plan on offering shorter sessions to squeeze in more presentations. Stay tuned --- this event is here to stay at SPNHC!