Innovative Learning: Staff Exchanges
Funded by the Marchbank Innovation Fund, Science North has been creating partnerships with science centers from across the globe to exchange staff for mutual benefit towards each organizations vision. This mutually beneficial exchange program is part of our innovative approach to staff development.
Experimental exchange at Experimentarium
Equipped with a learning plan, Dana Murchison, one of our many talented Staff Scientists went to Copenhagen, Denmark in 2012 for a span
of 3 weeks to delve into Experimentarium's unique practices in creating visitor experiences. This past Fall
Science North then hosted Henrik Helsgaun, Exhibit Developer from
Experimentarium, continuing the benefits and learning from the exchange
Exploring behind the scenes at Explora
Another great staff exchange
was completed by two members of our team, Russell Jensen and Sarah Chisnell who
are both part of our Science Program Unit. Traveling to Albuquerque, New Mexico,
their learning experience focused on Explora's exhibit development and
fabrication process and approach. These exchanges allow our staff to break out
of the everyday and get those creative juices flowing!
Science North has been coordinating
staff exchanges for 25 years as we work hand in hand with our cultural
attractions colleagues globally to share knowledge and industry best
practices. Feel free to contact us
for more information or details on our exchange approaches!
Speaking of travel
With all of this far-reaching learning comes a fair amount of travel
experience. We would like to share with
you a few travel tips we use by introducing a new section of our newsletter.
Where’s the best place to start you ask? That answer is food! Here are a few
tips to make your next travel adventure a tasty one!
Great minds think alike, both Mike and Julie swear by Yelp when in a new city to get the best eats!
Norma keeps a close eye on her favorite Food Network shows that feature eateries, greasy spoons and bakeries! Shows to
consult are The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives or search
A little bit of AWESOME
We are pleased to announce our very own Julie Moskalyk’s appointment to the IAAPA Board of Directors for a 3-year term! Julie has been actively involved in a number of IAAPA committees over the past 7 years, including Chair of the Museum and Science Center Education Committee. Congratulations Julie!
Visit IAAPA's website or check them out on Twitter @IAAPAHQ
Last call for...water?
Where is the most water used around the house? How many gallons of water does it take to produce one egg? How much water does the human brain contain?
Answers to these questions and more within our WaterWorks: Soak up the Science traveling exhibit, with components now available for purchase!
Launched in 2008, Science North’s traveling exhibit Waterworks: Soak Up the Science is soon completing its successful five-year North American tour. The exhibit is still full to the brim with exciting science that your visitors can benefit from. Last call... there are still some components available for terrific deals for permanent installation at your venue.
If you would like an opportunity to view WaterWorks it is currently at the Okanagan Science Centre in Vernon, BC, Canada until April 1, 2013.
Mysteries of the Great Lakes, Far East bound
Science North has partnered with K2 Communications, based out of California, to broaden our distribution reach into the Chinese market. K2 will be distributing our IMAX® film Mysteries of the Great Lakes in both print and digital formats.
K2 Communications is a leading edge production and distribution organization specializing in Giant Screen Films for both large format and digital theaters, Video on Demand and Interactive Media, to name a few. Give them a follow @k2comm on Twitter.
Mysteries of the Great Lakes is also now available in non-IMAX digital, which offers a diverse platform for distributing our products.
For any additional information or to lease our film, please contact:
Cathy Cranmer, External Sales Assistant
705.522.3701 ext.377 or via email:
Julie Moskalyk, Senior Manager, International Sales
705.522.3701 ext. 228 or via email: email@example.com.