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  • Date: 06/20/2017
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    With the rapid development of technologies for exposure monitoring and data analysis, opportunities for utilizing citizen science and community-engaged research approaches in advancing environmental health research are ever increasing. On December 8-9, 2016, the Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative (Collaborative) held its 9th ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2017
    Resource Category: Report
    This infographic presents goals, outcomes, and results from the Inspiring Meaningful Programs and Communication Through Science (IMPACTS) project. ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Nurture Nature Center (NNC) will use NASA datasets, experts, and analysis tools in the development of NOAA Science on a Sphere (SOS) show and related programming for middle school students, teachers, and minority undergraduates. To address the substantiated educational challenge of personally connecting students to earth sciences, NNC will develop ... »
  • Date: 11/15/2017
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This is a book review of "Cosmos and the Rhetoric of Popular Science" by K. Shroeder Sorensen. Shroeder Sorensen analyses in depth the close relationship of the TV-series Cosmos [1980] with the popular culture, in its broadest sense, at the time of its release. The novel application of Fantasy-Theme analysis to the rhetorical vision of the series ... »
  • Date: 03/15/2017
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article examines the 1935 Science Museum temporary exhibition on Noise Abatement, situating it in the sound historical context of inter-war Britain, and making an argument that the ‘way of hearing’ it advanced was part of an attempt to shape auditory perception in the interests of a class-bound culture of acoustic civilization. Further, the ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In prior projects, including a 2015 ED/IES SBIR award, the team developed two immersive multiplayer virtual game environments. In Eco and Colony, middle school students collaboratively apply scientific practices within the virtual worlds to address challenges, such as the availability of resources and energy and maintaining clean water. With this ... »
  • Date: 12/18/2017
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Staff facilitators in museums and science centers are a critical but often overlooked component of the visitor experience. Despite assertions about the important role they play in visitor learning, there continues to be almost no research to understand staff facilitation in these settings or identify effective practices. To address these gaps, we ... »
  • Date: 03/29/2017
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article traces sound as it echoes through approaches to displaying the Science Museum’s acoustics collection over the course of the twentieth century. Focusing on three key moments in the collection’s historical development, the article explores the role of sound as both medium and object of museum display. Each moment exposes how the ... »
  • Date: 05/09/2017
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This is a conference review of the 2nd Commemoration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which had the theme Gender, Science and Sustainable Development: The Impact of Media. It was held in United Nations Headquarters, New York City, U.S.A., and a parallel event was held simultaneously in Valetta, Malta. There were 45 listed ... »
  • Date: 10/03/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Society for Science and the Public’s Advocate Grant Program provides selected Advocates with funding, resources, and information. Advocates include classroom teachers, school and district administrators, university professors, and informal science educators in community-based programs. The role of the Advocate is to support three or more ... »

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