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  • 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: 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: 03/15/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Ronen Mir, executive director of SciTech Hands on Museum in Aurora, Illinois and consultant, discusses the appeal of science parks at science centers. Using the Outdoor Science Center at SciTech Hands On Museum as an example, Mir offers suggestions for institutions interested in designing and implementing a science park. This ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Katherine Ziff, exhibit developer at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM), discusses the history and uniqueness of the Berkeley Adventure Playground (BAP), an unconventional playground that is open to the public free of charge. Ziff suggests that science centers can learn a great deal from the BAP model, and discusses how BAP has ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stephen Pizzey, director of Science Projects Ltd., London and founder of the Observatory Science Center and Discovery Park (Herstmonceux, East Sussex, U.K.), discusses the value of outdoor exhibits. Pizzey draws on lessons learned from his experience at Discovery Park. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Joan Krevlin, a partner in BKSK Architects, discusses the development of "Kidpower!", a 30,000-square-foot Science Playground at the New York Hall of Science, Queens. Krevlin explains how the experience reshaped the teams' rules and guidelines for designing outdoor playground settings with regards to issues of durability, ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Roy Griffiths, vice president for exhibits and planning at the North Carolina Museum of LIfe and Science, Durham, discusses the development of the institution's new "BioQuest," an outdoor educational complex. In particular, Griffiths explains how the design team involved advisors in the development and evaluation process to ensure ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, four examples from India, Israel, and Finland reveal how different environments and resources shape visitors' experiences in outdoor exhibits. Authors include Saroj Ghose, exhibit advisor to Gujarat Science City and former director general of India's National Council of Science Museums, Roni Ashkenazi, education coordinator at the ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, David Goudy, director of the Montshire Museum of Science (Norwich, Vermont), discusses the development of the Science Park, a unique two-acre exhibit that helps visitors transition from the abstract indoor exhibits that model natural-world behavior to the natural world itself. Goudy also remarks on lessons learned throughout the ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Eugene G. Maurakis, museum scientist and director of life and environmental sciences at the Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, discusses the development of Discovery Park, a new, multidisciplinary outdoor science area. To support this work, Maurakis cites research from formal studies and popular literature on the value of human ... »