2018 Everhart Museum on the Road


If you can’t visit the Everhart with your class, the Museum can come to you!

Everhart Museum on the Road! Offers a series of outreach programs inspired by our temporary and permanent exhibits lead by professional museum staff and guest educators.

The Museum on the Road program reflects the Museum’s growing interest in STEM to STEAM (http://stemtosteam.org/)

the RISD-led initiative to add Art and Design to the national agenda of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and research in America. STEM + Art = STEAM. The goal is to foster the true innovation that comes with combining the mind of a scientist or technologist with that of an artist or designer.

Type of Program: Assembly
Student Min/Max:

Grade Levels: K-6 
By appointment

Time: 90-minute presentation
$600 – Schools within Lackawanna County;

$600 + mileage – Schools outside of Lackawanna County;
Free – schools who participate in our EITC program

Maximum number of assemblies per day: 2

For more information on this program or other available opportunities, please contact the programs department at 570-346-7186 ext. 516

*Mileage fees added to costs of the program for districts outside of Lackawanna County. Discounts are negotiable for multiple day bookings. This program is supported by EITC. 

Our 2018 On The Road program is:

“At Face Value: The Science of Facial Perception”

Facial Perception is defined as an individual’s understanding and interpretation of the face. During this “On the Road”, students will investigate how the human brain processes proportion and expression to inform both social interaction and facial identity vs. how technology can identify, process and analyze similar information.

Assembly Station Description:

Station 1: (Science) How Our Brains Recognize Faces

Facial Recognition begins with the eyes. While at this station, students will learn about how the eyes work with the brain to recognize human faces and emotions. Facial perception is all about recognizing measurements on the face and the placement of prominent features. The students will study optical illusions and participate in an activity to rearrange facial features on famous portraits.

Station 2: (Technology) Expressions and Emotions

The technology behind facial recognition software adds another layer of understanding to expressions and emotions. An activity using a paper face with moveable features to show expressions will kick off our lesson on how facial recognition software works. Students will test out facial recognition software on a tablet and discover analytics like gender, emotion, age, etc. that are registered by the app.

Station 3: (Engineering) Facial Engineering: The Design of Digital Images

At this station, the students will learn about the layering of digital images and how facial recognition technology uses layers to identify a “face print.” We will look at pixelated images and layers of other digital images to explore how the digital layers make a whole that the brain can identify and recognize. We will have layers of images printed on vellum for the students to interact with. The students will examine the individual layers to detect what they can see in the image, and then mix up the layers to create new designs.

Station 4: (Art) Found trash portraits

Students will observe a familiar face and identify features to create a masterpiece of expression! Students visiting the found trash art station will create identifiable portraits using common everyday materials.

Station 5: (Math) Facial Mapping

To better understand the mapping of facial features by facial recognition technology, students will learn about facial proportions. At this station, the students will experiment with mathematics and grid-lines to map facial features and draw self-portraits. Students will compare and contrast the portraits drawn from memory and the portraits drawn by mapping features on grid-lines.

For additional information on Everhart Museum EITC programming or to register your group, please contact Stefanie Colarusso, Director of Interpretive Programs at programs@everhart-museum.org or call 570-346-7186 ext. 516.



In the event you must cancel your paid program reservation with us,  you will receive a refund as defined below:

1. There is a 20% non-refundable registration fee for all Museum programs

2. 80% of payment will be refunded if a written notification of cancellation is submitted NO LATER THAN 8 weeks before the start of the program.

3. Cancellations received later than our policy date will end in automatic forfeit of full tuition.

4. In the event of an illness or family emergency, a formal physician’s note must be submitted to receive a full refund of tuition.

5. Cancellations for family vacations and/or personal reasons will not be refunded.