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  • Date: 02/09/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    At the entryway to Chicago Children’s Museum (CCM), a vibrant collection of nearly 400 self-portraits greets visitors, proclaiming, “We are Chicago Children’s Museum.” The faces of children, teachers, community leaders, parents, and caregivers from a variety of backgrounds are intermingled with mirrors so that all visitors are reflected in the ... »
  • Date: 02/09/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The majority of countries in the world have seen a rise in immigration since the beginning of this century. Between 2000 and 2013, the number of international migrants increased in 165 countries or areas, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. In 2015, there were ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Gerardo Ibarra Aranda, director of operations and project director at Centro de Ciencias Explora in León, Guanajuato, Mexico, explains how this science center streamlines operations and controls expenses, while simultaneously maximizing vistior experience. Ibarra Aranda emphasizes the importance of frugal practices, efficiency in ... »
  • Date: 02/28/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article describes how science centers and museums can better engage ethnic-specific communities that, overall, historically do not visit these institutions. Cecilia Garibay, principal of the Garibay Group, summarizes her research in this area, specifically focusing on Latino families in the United States and shares several key values that ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Elaine Reynoso Haynes, of the Universum, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, outlines the elements of creating a succesful "glocal" exhibit. "Glocal" exhibits promote awareness and citizen involvement related to a global issue within a local context. An exhibit for the Science Museum of the State of ... »
  • Date: 04/08/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article describes how Maloka, a science center in Bogotá, Colombia, has developed outreach programs for ethnically and socioeconomically diverse audiences nationwide. Maloka partnered on the nation's Connectivity Navigator and Pacific Navigator programs and developed the Maloka Cycle Science program to bring science and technology to remote ... »
  • Date: 07/30/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Carlos Plaza, exhibit developer and bilingual communications specialist at the Miami Science Museum, summarizes the museum's general guidelines and strategies for writing and designing bilingual exhibitions. These guidelines address label hierarchy, personnel (translators and editors), interpretation vs. translation, regional ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Sue Allen, principal of Allen & Associates, discusses the summative evaluation of "Secrets of Circles" and effectiveness of trilingual (English, Spanish, and Vietnamese) labels. Allen outlines the general audience's reaction to these labels along with the reactions of Latino families and Vietnamese-descent families. ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Derlly González, bilingual programs coordinator, and Kristin Leigh, educational services director, both at Explora, discuss the way they serve and engage their bilingual (English and Spanish) audience. Bilingual labels and staff assist Spanish-speaking visitors and allow visitors to focus on open-ended explorations instead of ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Robert L. Russell, director of science and health programs, and Malu Jimenez, senior program director, both at the Self Reliance Foundation, present general trends and social indicators in the U.S. Latino community. These trends were derived from the background briefing papers of the Expanding Informal Science Education for ... »

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