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  • Date: 01/01/2005
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Esthy Berzner, director of educational operations at Israel's Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem, explains how university programs support science education and promotion throughout Israel. Berzner discusses how the university community developed and funded the creation of three science museums to promote inquiry-based, hands-on ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Brigitte Coutant, director of national and international development, and Marc Girard, director of exhibitions, both at la Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie, explains how recent drops in attendance led to a new planning and communications strategy that heavily depended on blockbuster exhibits to draw visitors and revenue. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2000
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Carolyn Sutterfield, ASTC editor, and Sally Middlebrooks, director of education projects at ASTC, examine professional development for science center professionals. Sutterfield and Middlebrooks analyze research on successful adult learning to better understand what professionals need/want and what are the best ways to foster this ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jennifer Zoffel, program administrator for the Noyce Leadership Institute, examines the three key components of the Noyce Leadership Fellows program that are designed to help science center leaders better engage the public in science learning. These key elements include self-assessment and pushing personal boundaries, ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jennifer DeWitt, a research fellow at King's College London, presents a Framework for Museum Practice that she and her colleague Jonathan Osborne developed to help science centers and museums maximize the educational potential of field trips. This framework is intended to help museum educators develop resources to enhance teacher ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2005
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Greg Andorfer, consultant and head of Stardust Visual and former executive director and CEO of the Maryland Science Center (MSC), reflects on his experience in the field to analyze the role of government advocacy in financing science center projects. Andorter explains how the relationship between community institutions and ... »
  • Date: 04/09/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article describes the mission, approach and success of the New Jersey Academy of Aquatic Sciences' Community and Urban Science Enrichment Program (CAUSE). Through the CAUSE program, local high school students receive training in marine science and biology, and work as mentors for younger students and as educators. This article also points out ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2008
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Sara Scallon, membership coordinator at the Science Center of Iowa, explains how members played an integral part in the planning process of a new 110,000-square-foot facility in downtwon Des Moines. Scallon explains how member feedback positively impacted the design of the new Science Center and modifications to the membership ... »
  • Date: 11/30/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In the 1980s in the United States, the traditional science center business and mission models worked well. Science centers were the most prominent source for informal science learning with financial support from governments and donors and a quasi-monopoly on IMAX films, science store merchandise, and interactive exhibits. A science center’s ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Eric Marshall, director of Volunteers TryScience (VoITS) and 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 ... »