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  • Date: 05/16/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    How can children protect their skin from the sun, keep their hearts healthy, and lower their risk of diabetes? Kids learn how to take on all kinds of health challenges at Question It? Discover It!, a Saturday series held at the Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson. Healthcare professionals ranging from surgeons to dermatologists engage ... »
  • Date: 05/06/2014
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Socially inclusive science communication has to take place where people spend most of their time — within their communities. The concept of knowledge rooms uses empty shops in socially disadvantaged urban areas for offering low-threshold, interactive science center activities. The commentary carves out essential features that contributed to the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stephanie Lenox, promotions director at A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village (Salem, Oregon), describe shifts in her institution's community outreach program, as evidence in recent changes to their homeless shelter program. Through a new phase in the museum's family-centric ACCESS program, the museum will partner with four ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Azuka I. MuMin, director of community outreach at COSI (Columbus, OH), describes the institution's efforts to bridge the gap between the science center and marginalized groups, many of who had never been able to visit or stopped visiting because the new location of the building, the cost, and the perception of being unwelcome. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Narottam Sahoo, senior scientist at Gujarat Science City (GSC), Ahmedabad, India, describes several programs at GSC that address the United Nations Millennium Development Goals through inquiry-based activities. The programs relate to biodiversity, public health, and the nature of science. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Derek Fish, director at the Unizul Science Centre, Richards Bay, South Africa, Graham Walker, doctoral candidate at the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, Australian National University, Canberra, and Barbara Streicher executive manager at Association ScienceCenterNetwork, Vienna, Austria, describe the work at two science ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Alan Jacobson, President of ex;it and BAJdesign, shares the lessons he learned in Rwanda, while building a memorial to the 1994 Genocide, in which 1,000,000 people died in 100 days. Jacobson recounts his personal journey in Rwanda as well as how this experience reshaped his core design principles. ... »
  • Date: 04/09/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article describes the mission, approach and success of the New Jersey Academy of Aquatic Sciences' Community and Urban Science Enrichment Program (CAUSE). Through the CAUSE program, local high school students receive training in marine science and biology, and work as mentors for younger students and as educators. This article also points out ... »
  • 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: 03/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Barfedile Kgwadi, science and technology programs coordinator at the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), shares her experience as the leader of the Techno Youth program. The successful outreach program promotes public awareness of and engagement with science, engineering and technology to youth in ... »

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