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  • Date: 11/01/2002
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Lee Schmitt, director of SMM Teacher Programs at the Science Museum of Minnesota, discusses the evolution of the teacher professional development at SMM. The article highlights lessons learned over the course of a decade offering learning opportunities for teachers and suggests ways to build successful programs. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2002
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This study was initiated by a small, informal group of science center CEOs in 2001, who identified a need to make information about the impact of science centers readily accessible so that they could use it to both substantiate applications for funding and to justify the value of science centers in the community. The results come from a review of ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2002
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, senior staff members of the Museum of Science, Boston, discuss how a two-year strategic planning process led them to rethink and enhance the presence of technology within their work. The authors share how they've redefined their understanding of technology, shifted priorities, and applied these new principles to exhibits and ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2002
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Peter Richards, former director of the Artists in Residence program at the Exploratorium and Senior Artist at the museum's Center for Learning and Teaching, examines the value of Artists in Residence-like programs at museums. Richards uses the Exploratorium as an exemplar and describes how artists play a pivotal role in the museum ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2002
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Joyce Gardella, principal of the consulting firm, Gardella & Associates, explains the importance of branding, including brand thinking, brand management, and brand equity, and how these apply to museums. Included are six common myths about brand and the realities behind them. ... »
  • Date: 03/15/2002
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stephen H. Baumann, vice president of education and programs at Liberty Science Center, describes their three-part tobacco education program, "The Unfiltered Truth." The program includes a 3-D laser show, a 45-minute play entitled "Hot Air" and "The Science Behind Tobacco" website. Baumann includes information about project ... »
  • Date: 01/15/2002
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Eric J. Jolly analyzes how shifting demographics impact science centers. Jolly argues that institutions must broaden their understanding of diversity to better serve their communities and advises on how to build sustainable diversity through strong partnerships. ... »