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  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Walter Staveloz, ASTC's director of international projects and former executive director of Ecsite, discusses ASTC's "International action for GLObal warming" (IGLO) initiative that aims to raise public awareness about global warming on a local and worldwide basis. Staveloz outlines the various elements of the program and its ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Many groups will be working together under the umbrella of the International Polar Year to support IPY’s education and outreach objectives. This article describes how ASTC will engage in collaborations with the other IPY-endorsed organizations described. ... »
  • 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: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Shelly E. Ryan shares findings from a 2005 visitor survey study that investigated people's understanding of climate change and their beliefs about the role science museums should play in addressing the topic. Ryan discusses survey findings and draws conclusions about the public's lack of knowledge of global warming but willingness ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Charlie Trautmann, executive director of Sciencenter, describes ASTC's "International action for GLObal warming" (IGLO) Toolkit of ready-to-use resources that support science centers efforts to educate the public about global warming. A sampling of IGLO Toolkit resources is included at the end of this article. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Dennis Schatz, vice president for education at the Pacific Science Center and president of the Astronomical Society of Pacific, explores the public's fascination with astronomy. Schatz suggests ways informal learning centers can capitalize on this fascination and leverage staffing support through strategic partnerships. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stephen Pompea, astronomer and manager of science education at the National Optical Astronomical Observatory and "Hands-On Optics" (HOO) project director, describes the HOO project, comprised of six modules offered in science centers and after-school programs. The goal of this NSF-funded project is to encourage middle school ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Rich Fedele, manager of public outreach at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory/Kitt Peak, describes the outreach efforts of the Kitt Peak National Observatory, the world's largest astronomical observatory. Through programs like the Nightly Observing Program and the dedication of volunteer docents, Kitt Peak is able to offer ... »
  • 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, 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 ... »

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