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Collaborate with us

 We love working with campus and community partners!

 

Host Your Event at JMM

From receptions and meetings, to conversation tables and presentations, the museum is a great place to host an event. Please note the following guidelines and procedures for hosting an event at JMM:

  • Open Hours are M-W-F-Sa-Su 1-5 pm. Events may happen during or outside of open hours
  • Food should remain in the lobby

Create a Museum Display

The museum is a great way to share your work with both the EC and broader Richmond community. All proposed work must be discussed in advance with museum staff and reviewed well in advance of temporary or permanent installation.

Invite JMM to Your Event

Want some interesting specimens, hands-on activities or live animals to liven up your event? Contact jmm-tours@earlham.edu. We will try to work with you according to student staff availability. 

Climate Change Event (10 am - 4 pm, 2nd Saturday in November)

Every year starting in 2015, EC students and faculty create interactive presentations that link what they are learning in their courses to climate change. Community members or students who are not enrolled in a participating class but who have something related to share are also invited to participate. Multi-disciplinary activities, art demos and more are welcomed. 

Collaboration timeline:

  • Spring prior: Potential participants (e.g. faculty, community groups) meet with Museum Director and Outreach Coordinator to outline the event plan
  • Fall semester:
    • Participants complete the pre-event survey before starting the project
    • Museum staff lead workshops on creating effective event stations
    • Participants and museum staff request funding for station supplies, t-shirts and advertising materials from the college, academic departments, and community sponsors
    • Participants create interactive stations for the event
      • Six weeks before: Station titles and description due to the museum staff for inclusion in event promotion 
      • Three weeks before: Station requirements checklist due to the museum staff (i.e. #tables, electricity, etc.)
    • Two weeks before (Monday Noon - 1pm at the JMM): All materials complete, participants run their stations for feedback from museum staff
    • Friday afternoon before the event (2:30 - 5 pm): Participants set up stations with all supplies in JMM
    • Day of Event (9 am, Dennis 110): All participant  meeting
    • Day of Event (10 am - 4 pm): Stations must be staffed
    • Day of Event (4 pm): All participant clean-up. Everyone is expected to stay until take-down is complete
    • Debrief and complete post-event survey

Annual Spring Open House (10 am - 4 pm, Saturday closest to Leap Day)

Every spring, we celebrate the birthday of museum founder, Joseph Moore, with a day of activities, games, and exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of our research collections. EC courses are invited to partner with us to create interactive displays for the public related to biodiversity, conservation, and collections. 

Collaboration timeline:

  • Fall semester: Potential participants (e.g. faculty, community groups) meet with Museum Director and Outreach Coordinator to outline the event plan
  • Spring semester:
    • Participants complete the pre-event survey before starting the project
    • Museum staff lead workshops on creating effective event stations
    • Participants and museum staff request funding for station supplies, t-shirts and advertising materials from the college, academic departments, and community sponsors
    • Participants create interactive stations for the event
      • Six weeks before: Station titles and description due to the museum staff for inclusion in event promotion 
      • Three weeks before: Station requirements checklist due to the museum staff (i.e. #tables, electricity, etc.)
    • Two weeks before (Monday Noon - 1pm at the JMM): All materials complete, participants run their stations for feedback from museum staff
    • Friday afternoon before the event (2:30 - 5 pm): Participants set up stations with all supplies in JMM
    • Day of Event (9 am, Dennis 110): All participant  meeting
    • Day of Event (10 am - 4 pm): Stations must be staffed
    • Day of Event (4 pm): All participant clean-up. Everyone is expected to stay until take-down is complete
    • Debrief and complete post-event survey

Helpful Resources: 

Museum writing and the Ekarv method

Have another idea? Still have questions? Please contact jmm-tours@ealrham.edu.

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