Students in Jason Herbeck’s Advanced French Pronunciation and Grammar course (FREN 412) offered in the Department of World Languages, collaborated with the Discovery Center of Idaho during the Spring 2022 semester. Students translated the signage and audio in French for three different exhibits: the 30th Anniversary Exhibit, Matter Splatter and Tinker the T-Rex. The public can access the translations via QR codes found on each of the exhibits.
On May 1, 2022, the Discovery Center of Idaho held a special “French Day,” whereby the signage officially became part of the installations and Herbeck’s students introduced and explained the exhibits to French-speaking visitors.
In addition to pursuing a French Secondary Ed major and French minors, Herbeck’s students major in Political Science, Film and Television Arts, Communication and International Business.
This collaborative project aims to make the Discovery Center of Idaho more accessible to diverse populations. The department plans to add QR codes to Spanish and ASL translations in the future.