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  • Date: 09/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Lawrence Hall of Science proposes to develop a major public education program, including a traveling exhibition, two planetarium programs, a play, and a kit for schools entitled "Columbus' Great Experiment." Emphasizing science and technology, Columbus' first voyage is portrayed as an experiment aimed at testing the hypothesis (based on ... »
  • Date: 09/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The National Science Outreach Network will provide school children, teachers, and the general public with highly accessible interactive exhibits dealing with popular topics in science and technology. The network, initiated as a partnership between regional science centers and public libraries, will be modeled after the highly successful statewide ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Hands-On Science Outreach, Inc. has for a number of years developed and operated recreational after school and Saturday Science Classes for children, at first in Montgomery County, MD; and subsequently, with NSF support, at more than 22 sites around the country. During the last 10 years, they have reached more than 20,000 students with their ... »
  • Date: 08/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Association of Science-Technology Centers, in partnership with the Franklin Institute Science Museum, requests $360,523 from the National Science Foundation in support of a major hands-on traveling exhibition about global climate change. The 3,500-square-foot exhibition will provide a broad public with accurate, balanced scientific information ... »
  • Date: 08/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This exploratory study is designed to determine attributes of large urban school districts which would maximize the probability of success for implementing and sustaining major educational reforms. The study will include personal interviews with key change agents in a number of such school districts where changes have been attempted and will ... »
  • Date: 07/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The proposers will organize and conduct the first of what is hoped will become an Annual Symposium on Children's Science Books that will focus national attention on this important and overlooked channel for science literacy. This first two day symposium will involve 75 editors, authors, librarians and educators in an intensive exploration of ... »
  • Date: 07/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The St. Louis Science Center, originating in the Academy of Science of St. Louis, founded in 1856, is today a major American science center attracting more than 670,000 visitors each year. A 34 million dollar facility expansion will open in late 1991. As part of that expansion, the science center will develop two unique sets of interactive science ... »
  • Date: 06/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The American Association of Museums will conduct during 1989 and 1990 a comprehensive survey and data collection program on the status of American museums, establishing a baseline of data that will allow future comparisons on a consistent basis. Nearly every aspect of museums' organization, finances, and activities will be examined by this survey ... »
  • Date: 06/01/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    READING RAINBOW, produced by Nebraskans for Public television/Great Plains National ITV Library, is a fifty part continuing PBS children's television series which entices children ages five through eight to read good books. The present project seeks to integrate quality science books into their nationally successful PBS series, thus encouraging ... »
  • Date: 01/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Franklin Institute Science Museum will develop, install and evaluate a museum-wide Interactive Computer Information System (ICIS) designed to enhance visitors' exhibit learning through museum-wide visitor information access and connectivity. ICIS will provide educational experiences for 1.2 million people per year, tailoring its information ... »

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