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  • Date: 05/30/2018
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Supported by the National Science Foundation, the Global Soundscapes! Big Data, Big Screens, Open Ears project employs a variety of informal learning experiences to present the physics of sound and the new science of soundscape ecology. The interdisciplinary science of soundscape ecology analyzes sounds over time in different ecosystems around the ... »
  • Date: 02/09/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    At the entryway to Chicago Children’s Museum (CCM), a vibrant collection of nearly 400 self-portraits greets visitors, proclaiming, “We are Chicago Children’s Museum.” The faces of children, teachers, community leaders, parents, and caregivers from a variety of backgrounds are intermingled with mirrors so that all visitors are reflected in the ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Christine Reich, manager of research and evaluation at the Museum of Science, Boston, and Elissa Chin, research analyst at Edventure and former senior research and evaluation assistant at the Museum of Science, discuss the impact of an American Sign Language version of the Multimedia Tour they developed for deaf audiences who ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article features photographs and stories that illustrate how science centers and museums across Latin America are working to address health challenges. Institutions represented include RedPop (Latin American Network for the Popularization of Science and Technology), Museo de Ciencia y Tecnología (Guatemala), El Museo de los Niños de Caracas ( ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Leticia Chávez Martínez, visitor services manager, and Dolores Arenas Venegas, coordinator of attention to vulnerable populations, both at Universum, the science museum of the National University of Mexico in Mexico City, discuss their efforts to reach people with disabilities, older adults, and young people at risk of becoming ... »
  • Date: 08/03/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Wendy Pollock, ASTC's Director of Research, Publications, and Exhibitions, and J. Shipley Newlin, Program Director for Physical Sciences at the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM), discuss "Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life," an exhibit produced by a partnership between ASTC, SMM, and the Music Research Institute at the ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Int this article, Vivian Jenkins Nelsen, principal of the INTER-RACE Institute, discusses the importance of measurement in understanding the effectiveness of an science center's staff diversity efforts. Jenkins Nelsen outlines how to conduct these measurements, who should implement the research, and the frequency at which to measure. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, seven museum professionals briefly explain their various approaches to personalize inclusion at their respective institutions. Authors include Elizabeth K. Stage, Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science, Preeti Gupta, Directors of Education at the New York Hall of Science, Michelle Sporito, Manager of Pi Society Docents at The ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jeanne Vergeront, museum consultant and former vice president of exhibits and education at the Minnesota Children's Museum, explores how and why exhibits should be specifically designed for actual museum visitors, taking into account their backgrounds, ages, activities, and learning. Vergeront identifies successful spaces aligned ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Ellen Rubin presents advice on museum wayfinding from her perspective as a disability access consultant with experience working with science centers and museums and as a blind museum visitor. Rubin discusses how to orient visitors online before the visit, as they enter the museum, and as they interact with exhibits. ... »

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