CASPER Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) A guinea pig scurried across the floor in a video on thesciencezone.org. This is one of the videos they have put on their website since they had to close due to concerns about COVID-19.
“We are taking the experiences we have and have gone digital,” said Steven Schnell, the Science Zone director.
They have a Learn with a Doc event on their website with videos they’ve done and on their Facebook page for future ones. Kids and their parents can ask their staff Microbiologist questions. They also have a way to interact with the lesson other than just watching and asking questions.
“We have a downloadable PDF with all of the science behind it and the extension activities for parents and students to do,” Schnell said.
Fort Caspar Museum has similar operations.
Patricia Ruppert, Fort Caspar museum educator, said her posts are usually pieces in the museum with a video related to it.
“We don’t have the staff or funds to do that ourselves but I’ll research those myself,” Ruppert said.
She added she wanted to be active online to remind the community that they are still accessible.
They both added that they have learned a lot through digital learning and hope to continue it once the museum opens back up.
Fort Caspar’s Social Media are @fremont_ferret on Instagram and Twitter.