Category: Science Gallery

Informal Learning is Connection

[Mediators] spark conversations, draw out the connections and feelings that each spectator brings in their visit, and prompt them to engage with the art in ways that make sense for them.
Ellie Louson

By Ellie Louson This is the second post in the Informal Learning at State blog series that explores the spaces for informal learning at MSU. While several definitions of informal learning exist, this series will include learning experiences that are non-curricular and accessible to the public. In other words, these are spaces for learning that…

What Would You Say You Do Here? Science Gallery Detroit.

Science Gallery Detroit presents DEPTH - June 8 - August 17, 2019 at the Michigan Science Center

One of the questions we get a lot is “what is the Hub?” “Can you help me figure out how to make a video for my class?” Yes, we can connect you to people who are very good at this. “I need to re-design the curriculum for my program to draw more students.” Great, we…

Zaria Contejean – Science Gallery Mediator Profile

The role of the mediator was to really be that open line of communication between the art and the people that come into the museum,” - Zaria Contejean

In many museums, docents share knowledge about artwork or special exhibits with museum visitors. These docents receive training or are particular experts on certain movements or styles. For Science Gallery International, the docent role is transformed in several ways. First, the role is staffed by young people—the same people who are in Science Gallery’s target…

Manna Chowdhury – Science Gallery Mediator Profile

Quote from Manna Chowdhury: "Detroit is honestly one of the most diverse places that I've ever seen"

When Manna Chowdhury first became aware of the Detroit Science Gallery mediator position for the HUSTLE exhibit, it was because of a class she was enrolled in, while still in high school. After reading the mission statement and realizing that the mission of Science Gallery’s dedication to public engagement with science and art, by igniting…

Science Gallery Lab Detroit Open Call: DEPTH

Science Gallery Lab Detroit is currently seeking proposals for DEPTH, an exhibition that will explore the power and complexities of water. Proposals are welcome from MSU faculty, students, and staff, as well as the broader community. You don’t have to be an artist or a scientist to submit, and projects can take many formats, from interactive exhibits…