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  • 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: 09/15/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    To address a lack of informal science education opportunities and to increase community capacity to support STEM education for their children, Washington State University's Yakima Valley/Tri Cities MESA program, the Pacific Science Center, and KDNA Educational Radio have developed a set of informal science initiatives that offer complementary ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and the Society for Human Resource Management surveyed over 400 employers across the United States to determine which skill sets for recent entrants to the labor force are most valued. Skills include professionalism/work ethic, oral and written ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The article is a summary of the comments and discussions a session at the 2006 AAM conference that addressed what museums in the fields of art, history, and science might learn from each other and how museums might benefit from "cross-pollination." Panel participants were Eric Siegel, Executive Vice President for Programs and Planning at the New ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Martin Weiss, vice president for science at the New York Hall of Science, explores the controversy associated with teaching evolution in formal education as well as why it is typically avoided in science centers. Weiss argues, "The result of this abdication of responsibility is public confusion..." and suggests that science ... »
  • Date: 06/21/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In May 2004 the Balì Museum, Planetarium and interactive science museum, was opened to the public in Italy: 35 hands-on exhibits designed according to the interactive tradition of the Exploratorium in San Francisco, an astronomic observatory for educational activities, a Planetarium with 70 places. With a total investment of about three million ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Grant Troop, director of business planning and operations at the Ontario Science Centre, and Nicola Lisus, principal at Yellowbric-Holman Exhibitions, Inc., discuss the blockbuster "Marvel Super Heroes Science Exhibition." Troop and Lisus briefly describe the development and design of the exhibit as well as lessons learned. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The article focuses on the creation and development of an interactive science museum by middle level students as part of informal science education in the U.S. The said project which primarily targets fifth-grade students aimed at maximizing the active engagement of a learner during his or her experience. It also promotes the minimization of ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project aims to develop and implement residential and non-residential science camp and summer camp programs and related activities to over 1500 youth and teachers from 8 elementary and middle schools. NOAA's Multicultural Education for Resource Issues Threatening Oceans (MERITO) program will serve as a key outreach mechanism to reach ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Bryan Kennedy, an exhibit developer, and Liza Pryor, a senior exhibit developer, both at the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM), St. Paul, describe SMM's Science Buzz, an on-site and online "social technologies" project that encourages visitors to reflect on current science topics and discoveries. Kennedy and Pryor explain how ... »

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