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  • Date: 09/15/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Liberty Science Center is conducting a one-day symposium to be held immediately prior to the annual meeting of the Giant Screen Theater Association. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together large format film producers, distributors, and theater owners to reflect on the educational aspects and the presentation of science in the large ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Learning to Work with the Public in the Context of Local Systemic Change is a five-year Teacher Enhancement initiative to build a knowledge base and develop the necessary tools and resources for teachers and administrators to engage with their parents and public in pursuit of quality mathematics, and to prepare teacher leaders and administrators ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Education Development Center, Incorporated, requests $2,081,018 to create informal learning opportunities in science, mathematics, engineering and technology utilizing the study of the ancient African civilization of Nubia as context. Educational activities and resources will be developed based on the extensive ongoing archeological research ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network requests $1,518,318 to develop and pilot, in ten low-income communities, a two-pronged initiative for providing professional development for parents to be stronger advocates for their children in science, mathematics and technology. The objectives for this project are to prepare a cadre of parents ... »
  • Date: 07/01/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Science Museum of Minnesota will develop "Investigations in Cell Biology," an integrated program that introduces cell, microbiology, and molecular biology to museum audiences through open-access, wet-lab, micro-experiment benches; training and support for school teachers; classes for adults and teens; and a long-term program for local high ... »
  • Date: 07/01/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Science Museum of Minnesota, in collaboration with Discovery Place and Science North, is producing a pilot stage for a large format film on the life work of Dr. Jane Goodall; her principal research site, Gombe National park in Tanzania; and her study subject, chimpanzees. The film will be a journey into the world of the wild chimpanzee with Dr ... »
  • Date: 02/01/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Under the direction of Kevin Crowley, the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh will investigate gender bias in parental explanations in informal learning settings. This project, Responding to the Gender Gap in Informal Science Education, will build on previous research at children's museums where the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1999
    Resource Category: Policy/Memoranda
    Informal environments—or out-of-school-time (OST) settings—play an important role in promoting science learning for preK–12 students and beyond. The learning experiences delivered by parents, friends, and educators in informal environments can spark student interest in science and provide opportunities to broaden and deepen students’ engagement; ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1999
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article discusses a new visitor studies group in the UK designed to meet the growing demand for networking and support in the visitor studies field. The article describes how the "Visitor Studies Group" came to be and the value of membership to professionals in the UK. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1999
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article describes an informal study study that investigated what it means to be a audience advocate. The author examines this question by describing the role in metaphorical terms. ... »