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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: 05/31/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    On a May morning in 2007, fourth grader Joshua White hopped on a city bus with his grandmother and rode across Washington, D.C., for his first visit to the nature center at Rock Creek Park. He came to participate in the first annual national park BioBlitz organized by the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) and National Geographic. ... »
  • Date: 05/31/2016
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    This is a supplement to an article on place-based learning that appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Dimensions magazine. In a green park just beyond historic Old Town Fort Collins and bordered by the local public library, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery’s Heritage Courtyard welcomes visitors back to the early years of this Northern Colorado ... »
  • Date: 01/29/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Today’s science centers are becoming more aware of changes in their local contexts and are concerned about playing a role in building and contributing to society. The Mechelen Declaration, resulting from the Science Centre World Summit 2014 held in Mechelen, Belgium, clearly expresses this commitment with two of its goals (SCWS, 2014): 1. “We will ... »
  • Date: 07/10/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Filmmaker David Attenborough has created countless seminal nature documentaries, including Life on Earth, The Private Life of Plants, and The Blue Planet. His sonorous voice has guided viewers through caves in Borneo, across Antarctic glaciers, through the jungles of Rwanda, and along the bottom of the ocean. In his 60-year career, Attenborough ... »
  • 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: 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: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Maria Xanthoudaki, director of education and international relations at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, Italy, describes the Science Education as a Tool for Active Citizenship (SETAC) program. The project aims to inspire teachers and students to become socially responsible citizens by ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Walter Staveloz and Kate Crawford, of the Communicating Climate Change (C3) project, describe how program engages citizens in science center programming focused on how global climate change impacts local communities. The citizen science program is a collaboration between science centers and researchers. ... »

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