The current global pandemic has pushed the Public Health Museum PHM to retool delivery of its successful week-long "Outbreak!" high school summer program into a virtual classroom experience and virtual museum tours. Outbreak! is in its eighth year of bringing dedicated and knowledgeable health professionals together to share their experience and enthusiasm with students interested in careers in public health. We have the opportunity now to significantly expand our student audience and share our curriculum online. We must review, design and support this effort with a technical infrastructure that permits us to assemble our experts and their content in a remote manner, and deliver high quality, interactive experience. We have learned from our past seven years of Outbreak! that the interactive aspect of the program is very important and we will seek to maintain the contact in multiple online sessions and virtual break out-groups. Through online content the program can now reach beyond our walls for any new high school students, in Massachusetts to start, interested in public health. In addition, the overall programming and outreach of the museum are significantly expanded through the availability of this new online environment to support virtual tours.
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