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  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jeff Rudolph, president and CEO of the California Science Center, discusses the impact of the "Body Worlds" exhibit on the institution and its brand. Rudolph also describes how the California Science Center sustained this impact after the exhibit closed. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Carolyn Sutterfield, ASTC's editor, reviews the success and controversy of the extremely popular "Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body" exhibition. Sutterfield outlines four reasons for its success including its roots in a best-seller book, its developers, its effective use of children's language and humor, and its ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2006
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    In this article, Gretchen Jennings, director of education for interpretation and visitor experience at the National Museum of American History, examines if, and how, museums should address intelligent design (or creationism) in exhibits and programming. Jennings explores how these questions affect natural history museums in particular. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Carolyn Sutterfield outlines the "Darwin" exhibition developed by New York's American Museum of Natural History, which opened in 2005. This brief article describes the various elements of the exhibit. ... »
  • 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: 03/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Warren D. Allmon, an adjunct associate professor in the department of earth and atmospheric sciences at Cornell University and director of the Paleontological Research Institutional Museum of the Earth, explains how the "Museum of the Earth" education facility provides opportunities for the public to examine the evidence for and ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Martin Storcksdieck and Jill Stein, researchers at the Institute for Learning Innovation, discusses the results of their 2005 survey of U.S. science center vistiors to gauge public attitudes toward museum exhibitions on evolution. The authors share key findings and conclusions about visitors' willingness to learn about evolution ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Terry Holekamp, a medical student at Washington University School of Medicine and an associate of the university's Center for the Study of Ethics & Human Values, discusses the success of the October 8 forum, a public event to address the debate between intelligent design and evolution by natural selection. Holekamp discusses ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, E. Margaret Evans, a research investigator at the University of Michigan's Center for Human Growth and Development, discusses her research of how children learn natural transformations such as metamorphosis and evolutionary change. This article features some of Evans' observations about the ways children of different ages reason ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this brief article, Gail Jennes, communications officer at the Museum of Science, Boston, discusses the "Human Evolution" exhibit, which allows visitors to explore evidence for the development of humans through interaction with fossils, genetic research and living animals. Jennes presents a summary of the exhibit interactives and how they ... »