The U-M Museum of Natural History uses the NSF-supported Portal to the Public guiding framework to bring scientists and public audiences together in face-to-face interactions that promote appreciation and understanding of current scientific research.
Due to COVID-19 limitations, this program has gone virtual for the 2020-21 school year. Details are listed below.
Fellows accepted into the program will participate in a series of five free professional development Zoom workshops, presented by museum and RELATE staff, focused on building the skills to effectively engage public audiences. During this process and with guidance from museum staff, Fellows will develop meaningful, inquiry-based, interactive presentations that showcase their research.
Science Communication Fellows are invited to share their presentations with K-12 students and/or the public through at least one of the following mechanisms: