Guided Tours

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Description

A Guided Tour is an activity that offers a stroll inside a premise or an outdoor experience. There is someone guiding the walk. It encourages the appreciation of a scientific premise, an historic place or a specific duty, enhancing knowledge and inviting people to learn about it.

Benefits

Oftentimes, people are not aware of the scientific side or aspects that underly the place where they live or a certain activity. This is a perfect activity to spark curiosity and to deliver content in an informal and friendly way.

Target groups

  • Adults

  • Teenagers.

  • Children.

Institutions and teams that are knowledgeable in science, technology, history, anthropology, to mention some. The subject must be defined depending on the resources that are at hand: an historic building, a memorial, a path, a laboratory. It is a great opportunity for combining different aspects of knowledge, for e.g. by inviting a land planner from the city hall, with a researcher in mobility, to explore the city under their perspectives and narratives.

Preparations

  • Decide on the route, and what is going to be highlighted
  • Write a script, the stories you want to tell, and the content
  • Choose an experienced facilitator
  • Consider choosing a starting and an ending point that allows to make an introduction and a wrapping up.

Notes

Consider weather constraints and using a portable microphone depending on the level of noise around you. Avoid crowded points or intersections with traffic.

Inspiration

Touring the research institute