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Shifting Focus: Educational Engagement

Updated: Aug 3, 2021

By Jen Royal, Manager of Education

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Since the start of the pandemic, the Whyte Museum has had to transform its thinking. This was particularly true for the Education Department, as all programming is typically focused on in-person experiences. But with visitor safety at the forefront, we knew we had to shift from in-person tours to self-guided options for visitors. We also knew that people preferred to be outdoors, so how could we create engaging, experiential activities? To ensure that all considerations were taken in regards to comfort levels, we’ve had to pivot in a new digital direction. And what a learning curve!