Monthly Archives: July 2012

Museum Education Students’ Museum Field Trips: Fourth Semester


Two courses completed my final semester of graduate school at GWU: Proposal Writing and Museum Evaluation. This time, our cohort of 15 divided into two groups, and each group wrote a grant proposal and conducted an evaluation study for local … Continue reading

Posted in Museum Visits (Other), National Zoological Park | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Museum Education Students’ Museum Field Trips: Third Semester


Most of spring 2010 was spent at the National Postal Museum (NPM). I interned there four days a week, working on a unit called Heroes on Stamps to be used in after-school programs (and falling in love with the museum’s … Continue reading

Posted in Museum Visits (Other), National Postal Museum, Photos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AIDS Memorial Quilt in DC


Earlier this month, I volunteered at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and helped set up and monitor the AIDS Memorial Quilt. For the next five-or-so days, 50+ locations in the DC area will also display parts of the quilt. These locations … Continue reading

Posted in Lists of Museums, Photos | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Museum Education Students’ Museum Field Trips: Second Semester


In fall 2009, I had a two-day-per-week internship paired with a weekly seminar on learning theory, as well as two other courses: Museum Audiences and American Folklife. The internship consisted of spending 16 hours a week immersing myself in a … Continue reading

Posted in Museum Visits (Other), Museums and Holidays, Newseum, Photos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Museum Education Students’ Museum Field Trips: First Semester


Museum education students spend a lot of time thinking about museum field trips – typically, the visits undertaken by busloads of schoolchildren. But what about the museum education students themselves? In the Museum Education Program at George Washington University, we … Continue reading

Posted in Museum Visits (Other) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

July Underway


Happy July! Like many others in my region, I entered the month of July with no electricity. A derecho took lives, in addition to knocking down trees and power lines. This huge beech at the United States Capitol fell: Luckily, … Continue reading

Posted in Capitol Visitor Center, Museums and Holidays, Photos | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment