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  • Date: 05/30/2018
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Supported by the National Science Foundation, the Global Soundscapes! Big Data, Big Screens, Open Ears project employs a variety of informal learning experiences to present the physics of sound and the new science of soundscape ecology. The interdisciplinary science of soundscape ecology analyzes sounds over time in different ecosystems around the ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    As part of its overall strategy to enhance learning in informal environments, the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program funds innovative research, approaches and resources for use in a variety of settings. The subject of physics and all of its sub-disciplines are becoming more prevalent in the public press as the research results appear ... »
  • Date: 05/26/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    There are many lenses through which we can measure the value of a museum experience. There is the satisfaction factor: Did visitors have a good time? Were they engaged? Do they want to return? There are learning outcomes: Did visitors learn something new? How much did they learn? How did their experience compare to other types of learning ... »
  • Date: 07/17/2013
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    During this session at the 2013 Visitor Studies Association Annual Conference the authors discussed our preliminary framework for addressing the question of how to evaluate an evaluation. The three-part framework—(1) Worth of the Intervention, (2) Appropriateness of the Evaluation Study, and (3) Usefulness for Stakeholders—comprises a set of ... »
  • Date: 08/22/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, science center and museum professionals from around the world share ways that they are engaging visitors in hands-on innovation. Work from the following organizations are discussed: Exploratorium, Discovery Center of Idaho, Lawrence Hall of Science, Iridescent, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Ideum, Discovery Place, ... »
  • Date: 08/17/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Julie Bowen, vice president, content, at TELUS Spark in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, explores the current state of exhibitions in the field and speculates on the future direction of exhibits. Bowen discusses new innovative trends in the field. ... »
  • Date: 05/30/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Andy Aichele, director of COSI University at COSI in Columbus, Ohio, discusses the success of the TEDxColumbus initiative, a program that he curates with Ruth Milligan. Aichele also describes the newly developed TEDxYouth@Columbus program that mirrors the structure of the TEDx events but targets a youth audience. These events, ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2012
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Co-produced by ASTC and the Association of Children's Museums (ACM), this report is based on a survey of 155 U.S. institutions and features detailed data on 14 positions, including salaries analyzed by museum size, educational requirements, benefits provided, and turnover rates. Salary information for 10 additional positions, as well as ... »
  • Date: 03/30/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Michael John Gorman, founding director of Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, examines the recent emergence of many museum exhibits that meld art and science together to foster creative exploration of science rather than instruction. As an exemplar, Gorman discusses the design of Science Gallery, their "INFECTIOUS ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, science center and museum professionals, artists, and educators from around the world share their projects, programs, exhibitions, and initiatives that combine science and art. ... »

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