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  • Date: 12/01/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Houston PBS with Windward Media is planning to develop a one-hour documentary for NOVA entitled "Trouvadore, the Last Voyage of an African Slave Trader." The film will chronicle the scientific archaeological excavation of an illegal slave ship that wrecked in the British West Indies in 1841. Planning activities will include archival research and ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2003
    Resource Category: Remedial
    The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to simultaneously conduct a remedial evaluation of the exhibition Tissues of Life and its associated elements: the Web site with the same name, presentations at the Demonstration Station, and the What is Life?, play. The National Institutes of Health ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report presents and analyzes the findings from a front-end evaluation of Vicious Fishes and Other Riches, a National Science Foundation-funded traveling exhibition being developed by the Miami Museum of Science in Miami, Florida (MMS) in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul, Minnesota (SMM). Front-end evaluation ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Nancy Stueber, president and chief executive officer of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), discusses the institution's sustainable strategy. Based on the work of The Natural Step, a science-based model of sustainable development, the Walk the Talk Initiative was developed to assess current practices. This article ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kirsten Ellenbogen and Martin Storksdieck, senior research associates at the Institute for Learning Innovation Institute, and Joe Heimlich, an associate professor of environmental education at The Ohio State University, examine outcomes from three environmental education initiatives. The projects--a traveling exhibition on ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article describes three community programs championing conservation in effective ways to raise public awareness of environmental issues. Authors include Donna Murray, director of education at the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science (Davenport, Iowa), Cheryl D. McCallum, director of education at the Children's Museum of Houston, and ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kathleen McLean, director of the Center for Public Exhibition and Public Programs at the Exploratorium, provides general guidelines for planning exhibits with environmental considerations in mind. This article is adapted from an appendix in her 1993 book Planning for People in Museum Exhibitions, published by ASTC. It also ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jeff Hayward, director of People, Places & Design Research, discusses his findings about visitor attitudes toward environmental exhibitions and programs. Hayward cautions institutions against setting lofty interpretive goals for exhibits related to conservation. Although desirable, Hayward argues that grand epiphanies are rare. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Paul Pearson, vice president of programs at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, discusses how the institution's new facility integrates new building technologies and green design. The building will be the first "green" children's museum in the nation. ... »
  • Date: 10/10/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Flip It, Fold It, Figure It Out! is a 1500-sq. foot traveling mathematics exhibition with companion take-home educational materials. There are two copies of the traveling exhibit: one for the members of the North Carolina Grassroots Science Museums Collaborative reaching over 500,000 visitors, and a second for travel nationally to science centers ... »

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