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  • Date: 11/01/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    Cosmic Serpent (NSF No. DRL-0714631 and DRL-0714629) is a professional development effort that supports collaboration with integrity between science museum professionals and Native communities and/or tribal museums. Cosmic Serpent aims to create awareness of the value and integrity of Native science paradigms among museum practitioners, support ... »
  • Date: 10/08/2012
    Resource Category: Doctoral Dissertation
    Given the rapid changes that 21st century museums must manage, flexible thinking about leadership forms and purposes is needed. Today's complex leadership landscape necessitates that staff engage in enacting leadership with positional leaders. Limited empirical literature exists that describes how the next generation of museum leaders is being ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Kitchen Sisters will support the production of Hidden Kitchens World, a new multimedia series that explores life and culture through food across the globe. Inspired by the original NEH-funded NPR Hidden Kitchens series, this new on-air and online collaboration will feature stories exploring what people eat and grow, how food marks our sameness ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Front-End
    This report presents and analyzes the findings from a front-end evaluation conducted by Randi Korn & Associates (RK&A) regarding the concept for "Safari Adventure," an exhibition being developed at the Bronx Zoo by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Bronx, NY. The aim of Safari Adventure will be to provide better connections to ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This Pathways project responds to the high level of public skepticism about climate change science despite strong scientific consensus. In 2010, two George Mason University / Yale University polls became headline news in mainstream media (such as the NY Times and NPR) when they reported that 50% or more of our broadcast meteorologists and TV news ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Research Products
    There is a recognized need to rigorously examine the efficacy of approaches to supporting informal learning. In this study, we used a 2 × 2 factorial experimental design to test the impact of a computer guide on 3 proximal measures of visitor learning at an interactive math exhibit. In total, 128 families were systematically assigned to engage ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The objective of this project is to extend the concept of crowdsourcing in citizen science to the interaction design of the organization as well as to data collection. Distributed technologies offer new opportunities for conducting scientific research on a larger scale than ever before by enabling distributed collaboration. Virtual organizations ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This award addresses the archaeological issues surrounding the ancestral Pueblo people and their Neolithic revolution or disappearance from the Mesa Verde region of southwestern US. The research describes the people, their living conditions and the environment, their impact on the region and the reason for their exodus to form new societies such ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Expanding on the encouraging outcomes of an NSF-funded conference, this three-year project led by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, in collaboration with the Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences, will explore and evaluate ways to support new ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    On June 4, 2012, a dozen social sector leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss the ways in which growing numbers of communities are aligning resources and pulling together to create significant change on a community problem—an approach called collective impact. ... »

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