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  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Brigitte Coutant, director of national and international development, and Marc Girard, director of exhibitions, both at la Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie, explains how recent drops in attendance led to a new planning and communications strategy that heavily depended on blockbuster exhibits to draw visitors and revenue. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Alex Barnett, CEO of the Chabot Space & Science Center, discusses the impact of "fulldome video" on planetariums and space science learning. This article briefly describes how fulldome adds value to the mix of experiences offered to audiences at science centers and addresses the lingering issues and future expectations ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Maurice Bazin, an education consultant and former co-director of the Exploratorium Teacher Institute, describes her work with the Tuyuka people who live in the Upper Rio Negro region of Brazil's Amazon basin. Bazin worked with indigenous teachers, an anthropologist, and a linguist to help the community develop and discover their ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Melvin D. George, president emeritus of the University of Missouri and advisor to the National Research Center and the National Science Foundation, explains why he thinks science centers have the potential to change attitudes about mathematics and attract a wider audience to the field. George provides seven ideas for how science ... »
  • 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: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Grant Troop, director of business planning and operations at the Ontario Science Centre, and Nicola Lisus, principal at Yellowbric-Holman Exhibitions, Inc., discuss the blockbuster "Marvel Super Heroes Science Exhibition." Troop and Lisus briefly describe the development and design of the exhibit as well as lessons learned. ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Bryan Kennedy, an exhibit developer, and Liza Pryor, a senior exhibit developer, both at the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM), St. Paul, describe SMM's Science Buzz, an on-site and online "social technologies" project that encourages visitors to reflect on current science topics and discoveries. Kennedy and Pryor explain how ... »
  • 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: 07/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Wendy Pollock, ASTC's director of research, exhibitions, and publications, discusses how Web 2.0 innovations can connect the widespread ASTC community. Pollock outlines ASTC's online ventures including ASTC Connect and Exhibit Files. ... »
  • 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 ... »

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