[ASC-list] UWA Sci Comm Seminar Friday 5 Aug; Perth: Jesse Shore: Chemistry exhibitions on tour - the difficulty of achieving simplicity

Nancy Longnecker nancy.longnecker at uwa.edu.au
Fri Jul 29 07:33:57 UTC 2011


Jesse Shore, national president of Australian Science Communicators and Principal, Prismatic Sciences, will be visiting Perth next week. Jesse has kindly agreed to share his experiences developing exhibitions for the International Year of Chemistry.

All welcome

When: 4- 5pm, Friday 5 August
Drinks and nibbles are provided; you are welcome to stay afterwards and chat.

Where: Centre for Learning Technology, Physics Building UWA Crawley campus;
entry via ramp between Geology and Physics

http://www.uwa.edu.au/campus-map?id=2173

TITLE: Chemistry exhibitions on tour - the difficulty of achieving simplicity

SUMMARY:
No one said that science communication was meant to be easy: One of the major activities to celebrate The International Year of Chemistry in
Australia is a tour of five small exhibitions to public libraries in six states. Challenges included designing a compact, trouble-free display system
for easy movement and quick set-up and take-down. Another hurdle was to work out how to present complex chemical topics in ways that would engage a
non-scientific adult audience (and high school students). Yet another demanding task was finding suitable libraries and then working out an
efficient tour schedule. And developing four topics and tours simultaneously seemed like juggling too many balls but proved to have benefits. A
subsequent fifth topic should have been easy in comparison - but proved not. Happily the results are a success.

We hope you can join us.

Assoc Prof Nancy Longnecker

Coordinator, Science Communication Program
Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences, M011
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, WA   6009

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ph: 61 8 6488 3926
email: nancy.longnecker at uwa.edu.au
www.communicatingscience.org
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There is no point explaining everything in the universe if no one is listening to you.    (UWA Sci Comm student)
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