Edu-Cathalon: A facilitation strategies and best practices training video for engaging museum visitors in STEM related content

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This comedic training video highlights a few facilitation strategies and best practices that facilitators and volunteers can use while engaging a variety of museum visitors with STEM related content. The video follows three competitors in the highly anticipated Edu-Cathalon as they try to navigate through an obstacle course of museum visitors, including an adult-only group, a school group and a mixed-age family. Watch the video to see who will take home the coveted gold medal in the first ever Edu-Cathalon!



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This material is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award numbers NNX16AC67A and 80NSSC18M0061. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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Science Museum of Minnesota


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