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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: 05/16/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    How can children protect their skin from the sun, keep their hearts healthy, and lower their risk of diabetes? Kids learn how to take on all kinds of health challenges at Question It? Discover It!, a Saturday series held at the Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson. Healthcare professionals ranging from surgeons to dermatologists engage ... »
  • Date: 02/28/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In her role as vice president and chief of staff to the CEO at Adobe, as well as a board member at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California, Gloria Chen is passionate about inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers. She spoke with Dimensions about her own career path, her role as a mentor, and the work she and the Tech ... »
  • Date: 02/28/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The United States’ most produced living playwright brings stories of science into the spotlight. Lauren Gunderson first married science and the stage in Background, a production that journeys back through the life of a cosmologist and through time itself. She’s now adding science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)–oriented children’s books ... »
  • 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: 02/09/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The majority of countries in the world have seen a rise in immigration since the beginning of this century. Between 2000 and 2013, the number of international migrants increased in 165 countries or areas, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. In 2015, there were ... »
  • Date: 02/09/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In a special edition of Dimensions magazine, we are exploring the many aspects of diversity in the activities of our science centers and museums worldwide. We refer, in particular, to the importance of “cultural competence,” defined as “a process of lifelong learning [that] results in knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes that allow us to ... »
  • Date: 02/06/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Having been part of the ASTC Equity and Diversity Committee for much of its history, outgoing committee chair Ann Fumarolo has seen the difference equity and diversity initiatives can make. Fumarolo, who serves as president and CEO of Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center in Shreveport, spoke to Dimensions about the importance of maintaining a ... »
  • Date: 07/31/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In the 11 years since the inception of the Science Minors and Achievers program, the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), Chicago, has had plenty of anecdotal evidence that this out-of-school time program has a meaningful impact on its participants. Word of mouth was the strongest driver of recruitment, and teens were open with staff about other ... »
  • Date: 07/31/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    We asked science centers and museums to share their best pieces of advice and most important lessons learned regarding the following: 1) selecting topics and activities for out-of-school time programs, 2) partnering with afterschool providers and other community partners, 3) meeting the needs of underserved communities in out-of-school time ... »

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