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  • Date: 08/13/2003
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    The Internet that many of us take for granted today arose from a series of government-funded computer networking efforts. In 1969, the precursor to the Internet began with the U.S. Defense Department's ARPAnet. ARPA-funded researchers developed many of the protocols still used for most Internet communication. Several other agencies also developed ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Sally Anne Giedrys, communications manager, and Janet Sefton, manager of school partnerships, both at EcoTarium (Worcester, MA), discuss the work of the "Green Committee." The group's mission is to research and promote environmental awareness and conservation practices. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Paul Pearson, vice president of programs at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, discusses how the institution's new facility integrates new building technologies and green design. The building will be the first "green" children's museum in the nation. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2003
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The purpose of this article is to discuss the media effects approach broadly, to point out limitations the traditional approach imposes on the field, and to discuss a “mix of attributes” approach with a focus on the study of “new” technologies for the dissemination of news. It is argued that the mix of attributes approach would better serve to ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Nancy Stueber, president and chief executive officer of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), discusses the institution's sustainable strategy. Based on the work of The Natural Step, a science-based model of sustainable development, the Walk the Talk Initiative was developed to assess current practices. This article ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The University of Oregon, Eugene, is producing "Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold," a three-hour television documentary series about the field of low-temperature physics, the field in which one-third of all physicists are working today. The series explores key concepts, significant individuals and events in the field's turbulent history, and ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article describes three community programs championing conservation in effective ways to raise public awareness of environmental issues. Authors include Donna Murray, director of education at the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science (Davenport, Iowa), Cheryl D. McCallum, director of education at the Children's Museum of Houston, and ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Bonnie Sachatello-Sawyer, director of the Native Waters project at Montana State University, and Robert A. Fellenz, professor emeritus of adult education at MSU, present a taxonomy of learning outcomes based on findings from their 1996-1999 national study of adult museum programs. The study found that museum programs can change ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Carolyn Sutterfield, editor at ASTC, and Sally Middlebrooks, director of education projects and coordinator of the ASTC RAPs, analyze the success of ASTC's new form of learning opportunity: single-topic Roundtables for Advancing the Professions (RAPs). Included in this article are seven tips for a successful RAP plus a list of ... »
  • Date: 06/21/2003
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Over the last few years the media ­ and especially television ­ have focussed on presumed health emergencies such as mad-cow disease, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the Di Bella cancer-cure case and the Lipobay case. Topics such as these have a strong emotional impact on public opinion and subscribe to the dictates of the ratings rather ... »

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