This is a detailed guide for planning and promoting your Building with Biology event. The guide covers each step of preparing for your event, recruiting and training volunteers and scientist partners, facilitating conversations during the event, and evaluating the event afterwards. Also included is a sample press release for your Building with Biology event, as well as a photo release form. The press releases are customizable, so you can include your institution's name, the date and location of your event, and any other additional relevant information. The photo release form should be used if you wish to record your event through video, audio, or photographs; these forms will allow you document which visitors do—or do not—consent to the collection and use of their image by your institution and the NISE Network.
Prepare your facility, staff, volunteers, and partners for a fun and successful Building with Biology event.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DRL 1421179. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Museum of Science, Boston
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