My name is Beck Tench and in December of 2008, I decided to outsource my new years resolutions, complete one a month and invite folks to do them with me. I called it experimonth. Since then, dozens of experimonths have been conceived and participated in, many with scientists and researchers co-creating the experience. Hundreds of people have "experimonthed" and tens of thousands of data points have been collected. Some experimonths have been funded through my work at the Museum of Life and Science with support from the National Science Foundation and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Researchers at Michigan State University have studied learning and facilitation using experimonth as a model and currently I'm working with my museum and the Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA to host four experimonths about sharing in 2013.
It is my vision to see a map of the world with pins on it representing all sorts of experimonths in all sorts of communities, where local scientists, historians and artists learn more about their areas of expertise with their communities and the world. If you are a scientist, artist, historian, researcher or other sort of expert interested in using experimonth to reach out to your community, please contact me at email@example.com. If you are interested in participating in future experimonths, sign up on the notify list.