Ann Caspari

Early Childhood Education Specialist

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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 professional development in inquiry science for early childhood teachers.

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. She started working at the Smithsonian as manager of museum programs for the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. 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.

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