Students in Jason Herbeck’s advanced French pronunciation and grammar course 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.
This collaborative project aims to make the Discovery Center of Idaho more accessible to diverse populations. The the Department of World Languages plans to add Spanish and ASL translations in the future.