Search Results

Refine Your Search

Content Source

Displaying Results 31 - 40 of 48
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Emlyn Koster, president and CEO of Liberty Science Center, cautions against the excessive attention to, or insufficient discourse around, attendance as a barometer of success. Koster argues that museums risk sacrificing mission, brand image, strategy, fiscal trends, and visitor services when they focus solely on drawing attendance ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Heather Mayfield, deputy head of the Science Museum, London, discusses the "The Science of..." project to build a series of "gold standard" exhibits. This project is part of the institution's 10-year master plan for the "Museum of the Future." Through blockbuster exhibits and diverse programming, the museum aims to attract new ... »
  • 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: 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 ... »

Pages