Ann Caspari is an early childhood education specialist and works to develop the Museum’s learning experiences for young children and their families. Caspari also leads a professional development course in inquiry science for early childhood teachers in the District of Columbia public schools.
Caspari holds a master’s degree in museum education from The George Washington University and has more than 20 years of experience working in museums with school and family audiences. As manager of Museum programs for the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center she gave professional development seminars on museums and young children. Other museum work has included the National Building Museum and the Calvert Marine Museum.
Ann co-authored, with Carol Kuhlthau and Leslie Maniotes, Guided Inquiry: Learning in the Twenty-first Century and Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School.