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  • Date: 11/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Education Development Center (EDC) is implementing the national expansion and institutionalization of the Playing to Win (PTW) Network. With the goal of working toward universal technology enfranchisement and prior support from the NSF Informal Science Education Program, the PTW Network currently links close to fifty agencies in a mutually ... »
  • Date: 11/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Astronomical Society of the Pacific requests $1,317,701 over three years to implement its California pilot project to six sites around the country. Each site will establish local, self- sustaining coalitions linking science centers, astronomical institutions, school districts, and community groups. These coalitions will, with training and ... »
  • Date: 11/01/1995
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This evaluation study examined Field Museum visitors' understandings of the research science that goes on behind-the-scenes. We conducted over 125 depth interviews with visitors, members, and museum staff, for a total of approximately 50 contact hours with respondents from May - September, 1995 ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The National Easter Seal Society is engaged in a project to introduce young people with disabilities and their families to science, to provide them with access to science, and to familiarize them with the wide range of career options which depend on science and technology. Easter Seal affiliates serve as project sites, and a sub-contract with the ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    LightPower is one of twelve permanent exhibits being developed for the new Orlando Science Center (OSC) in Orlando, Florida. A 4,000 square foot exhibit, LightPower places lasers in their broad scientific context by focusing on light, the electromagnetic spectrum, and on lasers and their applications. Because of the large number of laser-optics ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Science Museum of Minnesota will prepare and circulate a 2500 sq. ft. traveling exhibit of the physical science activities from their successful "Experiment Gallery" exhibit, previously supported by NSF. Visitors studies indicate this gallery is the most popular and most visited of the museum's science halls. The activities cover five areas of ... »
  • Date: 09/15/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The San Jose Children's Discovery Museum will develop an exhibit "Take Another Look." A semi-permanent version will be installed at the Children's Museum and a 600-750 sq. ft. traveling version will be developed and circulated under the auspices of the Association of Science and Technology Centers Traveling Exhibition Service. Consisting of 14 ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    BioRAP is a health science newsletter developed for 6th to 8th grade youngsters. It was developed by the Education Committee of Connecticut United for Research Excellence (CURE) Inc. The newsletter arose in response to increasing requests from school teachers to CURE-s speaker bureau for presentations on certain health related topics. The ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The San Francisco Zoological Society will use this planning grant to involve representatives of their audience in the development of the learning experiences that will be encorporated into their new exhibit program "ZooWEB: Worldwide Education for Biodiversity." They will bring together an Advisory Panel made up of representatives of a broad ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Wildlife Conservation Society will use this one year award to move forward their planning for the "Rain Forest Trail and the Living Treasures of the Congo Gallery." This is the first phase of an ambitious $29M, 6 acre outdoor exhibit area focusing on the Congo Rain Forest and an indoor Environmental Education Complex. The Wildlife Conservation ... »

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