Today was the first day of explainer training for the 2011-12 school year of field trip ! We shared our goals for the students that will visit this year.
I hope the school field trip kids…
-get empowered to ask why.
-have an amazing time at the museum and that they discover new things and share their discoveries with others.
-get a moment of beautiful confusion.
-get the knowledge that science is all around them in the world, and they have the ability to learn something at any given moment.
-find something in the museum that they think is marvelous and that energizes and inspires them and leaves them with more questions.
-have fun and learn something new.
-feel welcome into our community.
-learn that learning is not always boring.
-get excited about learning new things, feel empowered to ask questions and connect their experience to their everyday lives.
-realize that learning can happen anywhere, not just in a classroom.
-for them to have an amazing unforgettable experience at the Exploratorium and to make it friendly for them to explore without fear.
-leave not only with answers but with more questions. These questions will lead to more learning.
-get confused and simultaneously excited enough to purse an answer.
-will have an experience that they will excitedly share with others.
-will find at least one interesting thing or phenomenon that would stay in their mind and keep them thinking.
-don’t just learn something at the Exploratorium, but get excited to go learn more about something they saw.
It is going to be a great year!