Ancient Engineers to Modern Innovations: A STE(A)M Experience for Middle to High School Students (2017 Montreal)

Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

Ancient Engineers to Modern Innovations uses artifacts in the Walters Art Museum's collection to introduce middle and high school students to ancient engineering discoveries. Participants will be invited to consider how their museum's art and artifacts can be used as a springboard for discussion of STE(A)M content. A sample of the interactive discussions and activities that students experience on the tour will be provided. Participants will also be offered a model for the strategic development and introduction of a new tour and an approach to making complex content accessible to students. Participants will also learn how the Walters education staff collaborated with the Maryland Science Center and NASA.

Presenters: Carol Doctrow and Sheila Vidmar

Theme Category: Successful Tours for School Groups