Science festivals: do they succeed in reaching beyond the ‘already engaged’?

Date: 
Friday, December 19, 2014
Resource Type:
Mass Media Article | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Public Events and Festivals
Audience: 
Administration/Leadership/Policymakers | General Public | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: 
General STEM
Organization:
University College London
Description or Abstract: 

The cultural phenomenon of ‘science festivals’ is ever expanding throughout the world, as universities, city and regional governments, and science engagement professionals alike embrace the concept of a focused ‘celebration’ of science. In the past however science festivals have been criticized for neglecting underrepresented audiences. This special issue explores the extent to which current science festivals have managed to engage with diverse publics, and identifies the key challenges facing the future of science festivals, most notably the need for deeper research into the impacts of science festivals.

Citation
ISSN:
1824-2049
Publication Name: 
Journal of Science Communication
Volume: 
13
Number: 
4
Document:

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