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  • Date: 10/01/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In 1999 The Ocean Project completed a comprehensive opinion research on public attitudes, perceptions, and knowledge of the ocean ever conducted. The research identified a broad vacuum in public understanding of the ocean; a fundamental issue of ocean literacy. To further increase effectiveness in building ocean literacy, this project updates and ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is a nationally recognized high school academic competition that provides a forum for talented students to excel in science, mathematics and technology and introduces team members, their teacher/coaches, schools and communities to ocean sciences as an interdisciplinary field of study and a possible future ... »
  • Date: 09/21/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Two concepts seemingly distant from each other, scientific education and European citizenship, have been the basis for "SEDEC - Science Education for the Development of European Citizenship", a European project funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Socrates/Comenius programme, aiming at producing training material addressed to ... »
  • Date: 09/20/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    If one of aims of science today is to respond to the real needs of society, it must find a new way to communicate with people and to be acquainted with their opinions and knowledge. Many science museums in Europe are adopting new ways to actively engage the public in the debate on topical scientific issues. The Museum of Science and Technology " ... »
  • Date: 09/20/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In 2007 the Life Long Learning Programme (previously Socrates) of the European Commission has started. The programme offers to teachers, educators and policy-makers of the education sector the opportunity to be funded for participating at various training courses organized in all EU countries by international networks and projects. The SEDEC ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Cosmic Serpent - Bridging Native and Western Science Learning in Informal Settings is a four-year collaboration between the Indigenous Education Institute and the University of California-Berkeley targeting informal science education professionals. This project is designed to explore the commonalities between western science and native science in ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Eric Marshall, director of Volunteers TryScience (VoITS) and TryScience.org and vice president for strategic partnerships at the New York Hall of Science, describes his passion for informal science education and his experience with the field since he was a boy. Marshall also briefly describes the VoITS project to engage scientists ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This collaboration between the Franklin Institute and the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation identifies the role of crucial intermediaries in the science learning of children and points to the opportunities offered through a museum and library partnership to provide engaging science resources in under-resourced communities where many adults ... »
  • Date: 07/15/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Portal to the Public is a program designed to assist informal science education (ISE) institutions as they seek to bring scientists and public audiences together in face-to-face public interactions that promote appreciation and understanding of current scientific research and its application. Led by Pacific Science Center (WA), in collaboration ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2007
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This study documents the views of effective professional development held by eight professional development (PD) providers, representing four informal science institutions (ISI) and four programs within two institutions of higher education (IHE) in a large Midwestern metropolitan area in the United States. This study finds that, while the reported ... »

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