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Travelling Trunks!

The results are in! *cue suspenseful music* The Travelling Trunk Program has made great headway thanks to all of the surrounding area teachers who participated in our survey. As mentioned earlier this year, the UNI Museum is undergoing a complete renovation of our Travelling Trunks program. The purpose of this program is to provide educators and students with an interactive learning experience with artifacts and material culture to better understand the world around them. In order to create the best program for our educators and students, we found it helpful to ask them what they needed in their classroom. It is for this reason that the survey was created, and it is for this reason that I am so thankful for all of the valuable responses.

From the results of the survey we found that area educators would like trunks that help facilitate primarily short lessons/activities, rotating activities, and project based lessons. They would also like to see trunks that aid in accessibility to multimodal learners and add content to specific topics. Some of the topics that area teachers found a need for material culture include STEMscopes Science, American History, and Fine Art/Art Forms. One thing that stood out in the survey was the resounding want for more information on this program, especially a list of what is available. For the educators who expressed this sentiment in the survey, we look forward to reaching out to you soon. However, if you did not have the opportunity to participate in our survey but would still like some more information on the program, you may contact our Outreach Coordinator, Jess Cruz, at jessica.cruz@uni.edu.

Again I would like to thank the area educators who participated in our survey. Your responses have given us a better idea for the direction of our program that best suits your needs. You can count on more information on the status of the Travelling Trunk Program in the near future.