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  • 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: 07/29/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    A seven-year-old boy, his tech-savvy big sister, and their scientist parents take on the universe in Miles from Tomorrowland, an animated series set in outer space. Creator and Executive Producer Sascha Paladino pitched the show to Disney in 2010, shortly after learning that he and his wife were expecting twins. Fearing that he might never take ... »
  • Date: 03/31/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Many of the world’s leading experts are projecting that energy demand will grow 37% by 2035. There is clearly a need for increased energy literacy. With this in mind, ASTC and the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS), in partnership with BP America, have launched a new Energy Education Initiative designed to increase young people’s energy ... »
  • Date: 08/24/2011
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This article compares the traditional "corporate citizenship" approach of for-profit giving to the new "corporate social responsibility" model, in which companies see themselves as active partners in the process of determining priorities, carrying out goals, and evaluating success. This article describes successful partnerships between the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stephanie Lenox, promotions director at A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village (Salem, Oregon), describe shifts in her institution's community outreach program, as evidence in recent changes to their homeless shelter program. Through a new phase in the museum's family-centric ACCESS program, the museum will partner with four ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Ann Fumarolo, now president and CEO of Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center, recalls her experience as the president of Science Central (Fort Wayne, IN) and explains why small science centers are gems in their communities. In particular, Fumarolo argues that small science centers are able to respond quickly to the changing needs ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Armelle Casau, visitor services director, and Betsy Adamson, exhibits director at Explora (Albuquerque, New Mexico), explain how their institution, considered a small science center, has a large impact on visitors by creating intimate exhibit environments and building relationships between staff and visitors and amongst staff ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Rachel Meyer, executive director of Coyote Point Museum in San Mateo, California, explains how the museum leadership worked with the community to resurrect this once struggling institution. This story provides an excellent example of the challenges small science centers face as well as the value they provide their communities. ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Sue Allen, principal of Allen & Associates, discusses the summative evaluation of "Secrets of Circles" and effectiveness of trilingual (English, Spanish, and Vietnamese) labels. Allen outlines the general audience's reaction to these labels along with the reactions of Latino families and Vietnamese-descent families. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Megan Dickerson, manager of community programs and partnerships at Boston Children's Museum, explains how their GoKids in Boston Neighborhoods program responded to the needs of the community who were affected by an economic downturn. Dickerson describes the GoKids health-focused program that helps families in low-income public ... »

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