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  • Date: 05/31/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    On a May morning in 2007, fourth grader Joshua White hopped on a city bus with his grandmother and rode across Washington, D.C., for his first visit to the nature center at Rock Creek Park. He came to participate in the first annual national park BioBlitz organized by the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) and National Geographic. ... »
  • Date: 05/31/2016
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    This is a supplement to an article on place-based learning that appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Dimensions magazine. In a green park just beyond historic Old Town Fort Collins and bordered by the local public library, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery’s Heritage Courtyard welcomes visitors back to the early years of this Northern Colorado ... »
  • 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: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stephanie Ratcliffe, executive director of the Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, Tupper Lake, New York, explains how the rural science center has stepped in to provide leadership in its community related to climate change initiatives and educational programming. The museum organizes events and coalitions, ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jenny Fortier and Dana Murchison, staff scientists at Science North in Sudbury, Ontario, discuss their partnership with municipal government and local industry to create a gardening workshop. The goal of the program was to empower citizens to make an impact in literally their own backyards. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Lori Geller, marketing and public relations associate at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, discusses visitor satisfaction. Geller outlines how three factors have led to high visitor satisfaction at the Nature Museum: a strong grounding in science, local focus in Chicago, and commitment to conservation and urban nature ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Martha Kirouac, botanical educator for special projects at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, explains how the "Grounding in Botany" program helps to enhance teachers' knowledge of plant science and foster the use of plants as model systems in the classroom. Kirouac explains how the program works and ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article features a selection of recent and ongoing projects at ASTC-member institutions related to climate change, global warming, and the International Polar Year. These institutions include the Clore Garden of Science (Rehovot, Israel), Science North (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada), Petrosains: The Discovery Centre (Malaysia), Northeast Science ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Bonnie Sachatello-Sawyer, director, and Teresa Cohn, assistant director, both of the "Native Waters" project at Montana State University-Bozeman, discusses this four-year, informal science education program that works closely with community education leaders from 28 Native American tribes in the Missouri River Basic to teach ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kirsten Ellenbogen and Martin Storksdieck, senior research associates at the Institute for Learning Innovation Institute, and Joe Heimlich, an associate professor of environmental education at The Ohio State University, examine outcomes from three environmental education initiatives. The projects--a traveling exhibition on ... »

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