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Exploratorium

2013-2017

Exhibit & Educator Tools

 

 

As part of a cross-museum collaboration focused on climate education, I developed a 'zine' inspired exhibit guide aimed for high school aged students.

My goal was to create a guide that encouraged playful interactions of our exhibits by directing students to look closely, discuss questions with others, express themselves through drawing, and explore their imagination.

Exhibit Guide

 

 

 

As part of a two-year National Science Foundation climate-focused grant project, I collaborated with the Pacific Science Center and Waikiki Aquarium to produce hands- on activities for museum visitors.

 

I developed an ocean acidification model using easy to find materials like Bromothymol blue (acid indicator), culture flasks, and dry ice. 

This visually striking model attempted to show the passive chemical reactions that happens between the atmosphere and the ocean.

Ocean Acidification Model

 

 

I fabricated five tactile boxes​, which provided educators with a portable tool to engage visitors with, allowing them to explore a variety of objects through their sense of touch.

To give visitors a more intimate experience with the botany demonstration, I developed a seed set with information cards displaying the plant at different points of stages of their life cycle.​ Visitors can be invited to explore the seeds through touch and smell as well as through pictures, providing them with a multimodal way of connecting with the seeds.

The Meroplankton card and specimen set accompanied the Explainer's daily plankton collection and exploration. It gave visitors a concrete way to connect the larva that they might find in the live sample with its mature version.

Image of a wooden box with a black foam hole
Image of a wooden box with a black foam hole

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Seed tray with stack of visual cards
Seed tray with stack of visual cards

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Photo cards with sea shells
Photo cards with sea shells

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Image of a wooden box with a black foam hole
Image of a wooden box with a black foam hole

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Museum Educator Tools

 

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