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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: 08/22/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, science center and museum professionals from around the world share ways that they are engaging visitors in hands-on innovation. Work from the following organizations are discussed: Exploratorium, Discovery Center of Idaho, Lawrence Hall of Science, Iridescent, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Ideum, Discovery Place, ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article describes how the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center (Mobile, Alabama) responded to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (April 22, 2010) and helped visitors better understand the science behind the spill. The Museum also used the disaster as an opportunity to discuss the importance of preserving the Gulf's ecosystems and biodiversity of the ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Narottam Sahoo, senior scientist at Gujarat Science City (GSC), Ahmedabad, India, describes several programs at GSC that address the United Nations Millennium Development Goals through inquiry-based activities. The programs relate to biodiversity, public health, and the nature of science. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2008
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Katie Edwards, of the Natural History Museum, London, explains how her institution and program called Darwin200 is honoring Charles Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of "On the Origin of Species" in 2009. The project is a coordinated effort between the Natural History Museum, London, which houses ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2008
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, M. Gail Jones, NISE Net advisor and professor of science education and director of the Nanoscale Science Education Research Group at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, describes efforts in North Carolina to educate youth about nanoscale science and nanotechnology. Jones points out the challenge of integrating nanoscience ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2008
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Ainissa G. Ramirez, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Yale University and NISE Net advisor, defines nanotechnology and briefly discusses some of the learning opportunities associated with the discipline. Ramirez explains how nanotechnology can engage audiences and improve science literacy. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Richard Toon, senior policy analyst at the Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, Tempe and former director of education and research at the Arizona Science Center, analyzes the history of science shows at science centers. Toon criticizes science center shows that merely show universal principals of nature ... »
  • 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: 03/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Carolyn Sutterfield outlines the "Darwin" exhibition developed by New York's American Museum of Natural History, which opened in 2005. This brief article describes the various elements of the exhibit. ... »

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