Speaker Series 2015: “Assessing the Efficacy of Youth Participation in Scientific Research”
This week’s session features the Museum’s very own Marcy Belva, Science Educator, who used the Encana Badlands Science Camp as a case study for her Master in Museum Studies degree. Her research included observations of data collection, interviews with scientists and participants, and calculations of the accuracy of data collected by youth.
Drawing from this research, Belva’s talk explores the benefits and the drawbacks of involving youth directly in the scientific process and what it could mean for the future of science education in museums.
The Royal Tyrrell Museum’s Speaker Series talks are free and held every Thursday from January to April 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Museum auditorium. Please visit the website for more information about upcoming speakers.