September 25 – 27, 2015
The Lord Nelson Hotel
Halifax Central Library
School programs, when done successfully, allow archives, museums and libraries to connect to their community, foster appreciation of natural and cultural history in youth, and highlight the best of what an institution has to offer. Despite these positive outcomes many archives, museums and libraries struggle with school programs, either due to internal challenges like decreased resources or external challenges like decreased attendance. This workshop will use the newly launched "Toolbox for Museum School Programs," to help institutions move towards a more sustainable, relevant and successful model of working with schools. During this half-day workshop participants will develop skills and receive useful resources that will:
• introduce them to the principles of successful school programs,
• examine ways museums, archives, libraries, communities and schools can work in partnership,
• hear about new changes to the Nova Scotia curriculum and discuss what this means for museums, archives and libraries, and
• examine real-life Nova Scotia success stories in school programs.
Each workshop participant will receive a printed copy of the "Toolbox for Museum School Programs."