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  • Date: 01/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Bob Silberman, a retired chemistry professor and volunteer at the Sciencenter, provides a personal narrative of his experience as a volunteer at the science museum in Ithaca, New York. Silberman tells of his dedication to his local museum. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2008
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Susie Wilkening, a senior consultant with Reach Advisors, discusses findings from a 2007 Association of Children's Museums study about the relevance of U.S. children's museums to their chief audiences: parents and grandparents. Wilkening analyzes this data to better understand parents' perceptions of science centers and their ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Douglas Wagner, chairman of science fair activities for Scientech and volunteer Museum Friend at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, offers advice on how science museums can attract older volunteers. Wagner also points out ways museums can accomodate and retain older volunteers, who can play essential roles at museums. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Russell Morgan, president of the SPRY Foundation, discusses the efforts of this nonprofit research and education organization and their 2006 "The Longevity Revolution: How Science Centers Can Engage an Older America" conference. Morgan discusses the outcomes of the conference and next steps for SPRY, ASTC, and other partner groups. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Rick Crosslin, a public school teacher and school liaison for science learning at the Children's Museum of Indianpolis, discusses the museum's "CSI: Curious Scientific Investigators" program that bridges formal science needs of schools with the rich informal science resources of the museum. Crosslin discusses the important role of ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Lynn Simmons, a former school-teacher and Pi Society Science Docent at the New Detroit Science Center, explains the role senior citizens can take at museums and how museums can best engage this age group as visitors and volunteers. Simmons shares the perspective of her parents and from her own experience as a retiree. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Terrie Nolinske, vice president of education at MOSI, the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa, Florida, and Ara Rogers, director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of South Florida in Tampa, discuss the partnership between the two organizations in an effort to provide science learning opportunities to ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Gillian Thomas, president and CEO of the Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium and member of ASTC's board of directors, examines how science centers might better relate to older visitors. This article is adapted from a talk Thomas gave at the "Longevity Revolution" conference in Washington, D.C., June 2006. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Michael Patterson, of the NRTA Member Strategy Development team, explains the efforts of a partnership between NRTA/AARP and Dana Alliance for Brian Initiatives project focusing on the aging brain called "Staying Sharp." This article cites positive new research about the cognitive potential of the aging brain and explains ways ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kristin Leigh, director of educational services at Explora, explains the various programs they offer for adults and seniors. With inclusiveness a major priority, Explora hosts various programs for the older audience including a science club at an assisted-living center, a birthday party program, classroom and theater explorations ... »

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