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  • 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: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Vishnu Ramcharan, of the Ontario Science Centre, argues that community engagement does not solely mean providing means for visitors to access your institution. Ramcharan suggests that science centers must re-examine their institutional values and assumptions and include members of the community in the evaluation and planning ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Nuri Snir, head of educational development at Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem, describes the institution's efforts to create a diverse and cross-cultural environment that serves Jerusalem's three main communities--general Jewish, ultra-Orthodox Jewish, and Arab (mostly Muslims). Snir discusses the challenges inherent to this ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article showcases how outreach initiatives, in two different parts of the world, are bringing enjoyable relevant science activities directly into communities that may not ordinarily come to science centers. Erik Stengler describes outreach projects at the Museum of Science and the Cosmos on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Carol Lynn Alpert, of the Museum of Science, Boston, and Barbara Flagg, of Multimedia Research, describe the success of a collaboration between the Museum of Science, Boston and New England Cable News (NECN). This article reviews the project that began in 2003, in which the museum and news station produced weekly Sci-Tech Today ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Azuka I. MuMin, director of community outreach at COSI (Columbus, OH), describes the institution's efforts to bridge the gap between the science center and marginalized groups, many of who had never been able to visit or stopped visiting because the new location of the building, the cost, and the perception of being unwelcome. ... »
  • Date: 11/29/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article describes AAAS's new, long-term approach to engaging scientists with the public. The "public engagement with science" method serves the public on their terms, answering questions about how science affects the public and creating a dialogue between the public and scientists. This article highlights opportunities and challenges for ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Amanda Thomas, adult education manager at the Oregon Museum of Science (OMSI), explores the success and lure of Science Cafés that successfully engage the public with scientists in a comfortable environment. Thomas draws on experience as the host of the Science Pub at OMSI. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kristin Leigh, educational services director at Explora, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Lauren Russell, acting Portal to the Public director at Pacific Science Center, explains how the Portal to the Public program at eight science centers and museums put scientists face to face with the public. These programs provide scientists with ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Pino Zappalà, secretary general of CentroScienza, Turin, Italy, draws on experience as director of the Euroscience Open Forum 2010 and describes the success of the Science in the City program. Zappalà argues that community events like Science in the City bring together scientists and the general public, essentially giving science ... »

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