Many Experts, Many Audiences: Public Engagement with Science

Date: 
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Resource Type:
Reference Materials | Report
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Public Programs, Citizen Science Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Resource Centers and Networks, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits, Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits
Audience: 
General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists | Evaluators
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM
Organization:
Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE), Museum of Science, Boston, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Oregon State University, California Polytechnic State University, Cornell University, ICAN Productions, Ltd., WGBH Educational Foundation
Description or Abstract: 
This white paper is the product of the CAISE Public Engagement with Science Inquiry Group. It describes how public engagement with science (PES) in the context of informal science education can provide opportunities for public awareness of and participation in science and technology. The term engagement is characterized by mutual learning by publics and scientists rather than a one-way transmission of knowledge from experts to publics.
Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
ISE/AISL
Award Number: 
0638981
Funding Amount: 
5500856
Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
ISE/AISL
Award Number: 
1212803
Funding Amount: 
1182597

Team Members

Larry BellAuthor
John H FalkAuthor
Jane LehrJane LehrAuthor
Cynthia NeedhamCynthia NeedhamAuthor
Ben WieheBen WieheAuthor

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