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  • Date: 09/10/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center will implement a three-year, research-based community program entitled "Archeology Pathways for Native Learners." This comprehensive program consists of four components or pathways that are designed to increase participation of Native Americans in science. Pathway #1 invites students and teachers ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The "Mentored Youth Building Employable Skills in Technology (MyBEST)" project, a collaboration of the Youth Science Center (YSC) and Learning Technology Center (LTC) at the Science Museum of Minnesota, is a three-year, youth-based proposal that seeks to engage 200 inner-city youngsters in learning experiences involving information and design ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2003
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, VSA President Mary Ellen Munley reflects on the "homecoming" she experienced at the past VSA annual conference in Columbus as well as the value of VSA activities. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Lynn Row, associate director of Operations and Service Management at the Ontario Science Centre, discusses the institution's new strategic plan for human resources that focuses on understanding and improving current practices but also developing long-range planning processes that can build future intellectual capital. Row ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Carolyn Sutterfield, editor at ASTC, and Sally Middlebrooks, director of education projects and coordinator of the ASTC RAPs, analyze the success of ASTC's new form of learning opportunity: single-topic Roundtables for Advancing the Professions (RAPs). Included in this article are seven tips for a successful RAP plus a list of ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Bronwyn Bevan, director of the Center for Informal Learning and Schools (CILS), discusses the CILS Informal Learning Certificate Program for Museum Educators (ILC). Bevan explains how the program helps educators build understanding of the language and practice of formal education and how these relate to informal education. ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This model science teacher retention and mentoring project will involve more than 300 elementary teachers in "Lesson Study" of inquiry science around school gardens. Drawing on the rich resources of the University of California Botanical Garden and the science educators at the Lawrence Hall of Science this project will develop Teacher Leaders and ... »
  • Date: 06/10/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WGBH is producing twelve quarterly television magazine-format programs devoted to the public understanding of current scientific research. The programs will consider the significant areas of on-going research, present the scientists who are conducting the research, portray research as an on-going endeavor and discuss the social impact and ethical ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This is a two-year planning project that will support planning activities to provide a basis for further STEM education reform in the Greater Mohawk Valley of New York. These include different workshops for school administrators and teachers preparing them to support student research and venues for students to present the results of their research ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    National Geographic Television requests $1,121,583 (35%) of a total project budget of $3,192,249, to produce a documentary series in 13 half-hour and one hour-long special, "Facing the Wild: The Crittercam Chronicles," with associated informal science education materials and programs. This project will feature the natural histories of some of the ... »

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